- Retinal cells developed in hope for cure for blindness.
- Relationship between gut and eyes may have implications for glaucoma.
- Eye drops could replace surgery for common retinal disease.
- Hypertension can lead to sudden blindness.
And, 16 stories about all things science related to blindness.
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Science and Medicine
The disease affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes. This story comes to us from: Birmingham Live.
Scientists at the Anglia Ruskin University in the U.K. successfully developed human retinal cells using 3D nanotechnology. This story comes to us from: Daily Sabah.
A type of immune cell that travels from the gut to the eyeballs may help to explain why some people with glaucoma continue to lose their vision after treatment. This story comes to us from: Live Science.
Retina cell breakthrough could help treat blindness … and could revolutionise treatment for one of age-related macular degeneration. This story comes to us from: Newswise.
"There's an opportunity to help more people with this disease that is a leading cause of blindness. This story comes to us from: ScienceAlert.
More than 75000 people at greatest risk of losing their sight are waiting too long for treatment. This story comes to us from: BBC.
Dr. Alfonso Sabater pulled up two photos of Antonio Vento Carvajal’s eyes. This story comes to us from: Telegraph Herald.
Five elderly people have been blinded in one eye by a severe side effect after receiving injections of a newly approved treatment for eye disease from Apellis Pharmaceuticals. This story comes to us from: STAT News.
Researchers have used 3D nanotechnology to successfully grow human retinal cells, opening the door to a new way of treating age-related macular degeneration. This story comes to us from: New Atlas.
A Lecturer in the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Dr. Adegboyega Alabi, has revealed that uncontrolled high blood pressure may lead to sudden blindness. This story comes to us from: The Voice of Nigeria.
Moreover, for people with moderate to severe distance vision impairment or blindness, the rate of dementia increased to 33%. This story comes to us from: ClickOnDetroit.
The area of the brain that gets affected by the stroke may have an impact on a person's visual field. This story comes to us from: The Quint.
Electrospinning could revolutionize treatment for age-related macular degeneration. This story comes to us from: HealthNews.
… to build a medical system for a world free of unnecessary blindness. … Stanford professor of ophthalmology and global medicine is trying. This story comes to us from: Nob Hill Gazette.
a world first, ophthalmology experts at Flinders University will trial an early intervention laser treatment. This story comes to us from: Mirage News.
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, blindness means loss of vision and it cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. This story comes to us from: The Quint.
Corneal transplantation is the most important treatment for Bullous Keratopathy because it restores endothelial cell shape and function. This story comes to us from: PharmiWeb.com.
[August is children's eye health and safety month]
Prevent Blindness has declared the month of August Children's Eye Health month. This story comes to us from: Modern Retina.