Ophthalmology

Respiratory problems in blind requires more study

A new study by Curtin University, The University of Western Australia and The Association for the Blind of Western Australia has found that hospitalisation rates for blind children are much higher than for their sighted peers.

Medical research

Stem cell technique offers new potential to treat blindness

(PhysOrg.com) -- University College London scientists are pioneering a stem cell treatment to replace diseased parts of the retina, which could lead to a future treatment for retinal diseases that affect around 3,000 children ...

Other

Portuguese award goes to Helen Keller nonprofit

(AP) -- The Helen Keller International nonprofit organization has won a $1.4 million prize from a Portuguese foundation for its work in preventing blindness in the developing world, the foundation said Friday.

Genetics

Discovery of a new retinal gene involved in childhood blindness

The team of Dr. Robert Koenekoop which includes Dr. Irma Lopez from the Research Institute of the MUHC at the Montreal Children's Hospital played a crucial role in the international collaboration that led to the discovery ...

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