New bionic eye will send images direct to the brain to restore sight

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The breakthrough should help restore basic vision in people without a working retina. 'You dont need an eyeball at all'

Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab which could lead to cell transplants for blind people

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A method to turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, cells that transmit visual signals to the brain, has been discovered.

Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients.

Singularity University students use AI so the blind may see the world

Posted in Software on 21st Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Aipoly is an intelligent assistant for the visually impaired that empowers them to explore and understand their surroundings through computer vision and audio feedback.

Scientists are building a better sweet potato to fight blindness.

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children.