HIV & AIDS

Premature aging seen as issue for AIDS survivors

(AP) -- Having survived the first and worst years of the AIDS epidemic, when he was losing three friends to the disease in a day and undergoing every primitive, toxic treatment that then existed, Peter Greene is grateful ...

Ophthalmology

Artificial vision: what people with bionic eyes see

Visual prostheses, or "bionic eyes", promise to provide artificial vision to visually impaired people who could previously see. The devices consist of micro-electrodes surgically placed in or near one eye, along the optic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Saving the sight of premature babies

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Health Center offers a laser procedure that helps prevent blindness in babies born prematurely.

Ophthalmology

Altering eye cells may one day restore vision

(Medical Xpress)—Doctors may one day treat some forms of blindness by altering the genetic program of the light-sensing cells of the eye, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Age-related conditions develop faster in adults with diabetes

Middle-aged adults with diabetes are much more likely to develop age-related conditions than their counterparts who don't have diabetes, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health System and VA Ann Arbor ...

Ophthalmology

World's blind population to soar: study

The world's blind will increase threefold from about 36 million today to 115 million in 2050 as populations expand and individuals grow ever older, researchers said Thursday.

Neuroscience

Vision restored with total darkness

Restoring vision might sometimes be as simple as turning out the lights. That's according to a study reported on February 14 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, in which researchers examined kittens with a visual ...

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