Ophthalmology

Four Nepalese eyesight institutions share $1.3m prize

Four Nepalese institutions are sharing a €1-million ($1.3 million) prize from a Portuguese foundation for their work fighting eyesight disorders and blindness in their country.

Neuroscience

First to measure the concerted activity of a neuronal circuit

Neurobiologists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have been the first to measure the concerted activity of a neuronal circuit in the retina as it extracts information about a moving object. With ...

Medical research

Artificial cornea gives hope when transplants won't work

Blindness is often caused by corneal diseases. The established treatment is a corneal transplant, but in many cases this is not possible and donor corneas are often hard to come by. In the future, an artificial cornea could ...

Ophthalmology

Patent issued for technology that improves eyesight dramatically

(Medical Xpress)—A U.S. patent has been issued to the University of Rochester for technology that has boosted the eyesight of tens of thousands of people around the world to unprecedented levels and reduced the need for ...

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