macular degeneration

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.

Bionic contact lens becomes reality

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The new contact lens allows the user to zoom in and out in literally a wink.

Drug company has been accused of 'blocking' a cheap eye treatment

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

A drugs firm has been accused of trying to block access to what some doctors believe is a cheap and effective drug to treat an eye condition: Age-related macular degeneration.

Telescopic contact lenses could magnify human eyesight

Posted in Hardware on 15th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

A workaround for certain kinds of vision loss, or a futuristic upgrade to human sight.

An artificial retina based on nanorods and nanotubes

Posted in Hardware on 14th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

Patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), for example, could potentially benefit from such a device.