Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in adults, and scientists are hard at work finding a cure for it. There are positive strides made every day, and there are all sorts of promising new developments, such as the use of stem cells to recover … [Read more...] about Alcoholism drug may help restore eyesight
We have covered the pursuit for the cure to blindness a great deal at The Optimist Daily. The research and development around retinal implants and gene therapy for blind people is eclectic and ever-growing. Scientists have developed methods in gene editing and even using algae to … [Read more...] about Can stem cells cure the leading cause of blindness?
Throughout the past decade, it seems like science is getting closer to the reality of gene therapy. Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve reported on a number of potential uses for the practice, including; curing blindness, reducing obesity, ending malaria, allowing cross species … [Read more...] about Gene-therapy could treat leading cause of blindness
Retinitis pigmentosa — a disease that progressively destroys light-sensing cells on the surface of the retina — is one of the most common causes of blindness in young people, affecting about one in 4,000 people worldwide. Though there’s no cure for this genetic disorder, … [Read more...] about Scientists use algae proteins to partially restore vision of blind man
Scientists at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales have developed an impressive device that sparks new hope for people with certain types of blindness—a bionic eye. The novel prosthesis, called the Phoenix99 Bionic Eye, is designed to restore the sight of … [Read more...] about Bionic eye may soon restore vision in patients with certain types of blindness