Genetics

With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice ...

Ophthalmology

Trigger for most common form of vision loss discovered

In a major step forward in the battle against macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a critical trigger for the ...

Ophthalmology

Researchers develop artificial lens based glaucoma sensor

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers working at Stanford University has developed a glaucoma sensor that fits onto an artificial lens. The sensor works in conjunction with a smartphone peripheral and app, and allows the ...

Ophthalmology

Blind man sees with help from tooth-implanted lens

(Medical Xpress)—In 1998, Ian Tibbets lost vision in his right eye, some time after he severely injured the cornea with a piece of scrap metal. Later on he also lost vision in his left eye. Tibbets was eventually referred ...

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