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Astonishing new stem-cell therapy may let blind people see

August 17th, 2022

Genetic blindness can result from a myriad of problems, including problems with the tissue that lines the inside of the eyeball. For three decades now, scientists have tried to treat blindness by implanting healthy light-sensitive cells into failing eyes. However, these therapies aren’t always successful, as the implanted cells often die or fail to incorporate. …

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Man’s blindness reversed after successful artificial cornea implant

January 20th, 2021

A man in Israel who has been battling blindness for a decade regained his vision after getting an artificial cornea implant. The 78-year-old is part of CorNeat clinical trials, which will include additional patients who are not suitable for or had failed corneal transplantations. The patient was able to read and recognized family members after …

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Breakthrough technique allows blind people to see shapes and objects

May 17th, 2020

Scientists drew shapes onto the brains of visually impaired volunteers using electricity, and the participants were able to identify the shapes with ease. The new technique uses a grid of electrodes implanted onto the visual cortex of the brain. In the future, more advanced systems like this one could give blind people a sense similar …

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Wild new study suggests blindness may protect against mental illness

February 15th, 2019

Schizophrenia is a puzzling disorder for medical professionals. It’s a mental illness that can be treated but nobody really knows what causes it in the first place, posing a challenge from a preventative standpoint. Nobody knows what signs to look for early on that reliably predict the development of the disorder, but a new study …

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Bionic eye restores man’s vision after being blind for 40 years

May 18th, 2016

John Jameson might not have believed in miracles a year ago, but breakthroughs in modern science have made certain that he does now. The Tatum, Texas man had been blind for more than 40 years after an aggressive infection ended up taking his vision. Jameson would eventually come to terms with his disability and make the best …