Heart Drug Could Limit Diabetes Blindness

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

There are an estimated 422 million people globally who have been diagnosed with diabetes. One of the most common complications of the disease is vision loss.

Bionic eye restores mans vision after being blind for 40 years

Posted in Science on 19th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The rare procedure gained FDA approval in the United States only recently, and there are just a handful of doctors capable of performing the complex surgery.

Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lasting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The improvement is long-lasting so the therapy is suitable as a treatment.

Blind Woman Is the First Person to Undergo Optogenetic Therapy

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

If successful, the therapy will create light-sensing cells in one of her eyes and enable her to see again.

The blind or deaf brain rewires itself to boost the remaining senses

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

There is mounting evidence that people missing one sense don't just learn to use the others better. The brain adapts to the loss by giving itself a makeover.