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Human retinas successfully grown in a dish

To help to understand how color vision develops researchers have successfully grown human retinas in a Petri dish. These bio-constructs will allow for different theories to be tested.

Nano-drops improve shortsightedness

Tel Aviv - A new type of medicine, described as a ‘nano-drop’, has been designed as a cure for shortsightedness and nearsightedness. This is an alternative to conventional laser correction techniques and to wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Scientists found cell programming technique to treat eye diseases

A team of researchers discovered a new reprogramming technique that transforms retina support cells into stem cells, paving the way to new potential treatments for eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

Smartphones are causing a 'visual health crisis' in China

A major Chinese health research center recently published a white paper on the country's visual health. The findings weren't great.

Cats-eyes — Do they see what we see? Pussy-cat vision explained Special

Pittsburgh - Ever wondered what cats see when they are looking at us? Ever considered that cats may see the world through a different set of eyes? With the help of experts, Nickolay Lamm investigated cat vision.

Women need bifocals sooner than men & arm length may be to blame

Studies show that presbyopia, the inability to see at a close distance that occurs with age, is more common in women. While men and women need bifocals as they age, the need is more common among women and tends to hit them at younger ages than men.

Computer use increases risk to children's eyesight

Take important steps offered by the American Optometric Association in safeguarding your child's eye sight while using computers or other devices.

Study: Vitamin D could help protect eyesight

Women with higher levels of Vitamin D were less likely to show early effects from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a recent study.

Bionic vision research progressing rapidly around the world Special

The race to deliver an effective bionic eye is alive and well with researchers in Australia, the U.S. and Germany reaching important milestones and undertaking patient trials.

Researchers develop artificial corneas Special

Researchers in Sweden and Canada have developed a way to implant artificial corneas. The synthetic corneas can help repair damage to eye tissue and improve vision. One of the researchers behind the discovery discusses the new procedure.

Drinking red wine could protect your eyesight

For years there has been study after study extolling the benefits of drinking red wine. Now a new study suggests that consuming red wine could stop your eyesight from deteriorating.

Researchers reverse blindness with stem cell transplants

Italian researchers say stem cell transplants can repair eyes damaged by chemical burns. The treatment worked fully in 82 of 107 eyes, the study concludes.

Gene therapy improves eyesight by replacing faulty gene

From progressively losing his eyesight to gaining better vision has taken Stephen Howarth a few months, and he doesn’t mind a bit. It’s certainly not wasted time. Gene therapy has taken another big step forward, against a truly grim medical condition.

‘Firing’ Videogame Good For Eyes

It’s true. Am not saying, researchers from the University of Rochester in New York say that playing action video games, involving firing, improve the eyesight.
 

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Cat in a dish
Lesley Lanir
Italian researchers found a way to use stem cells to restore eyesight in damaged eyes caused by chem...
Italian researchers found a way to use stem cells to restore eyesight in damaged eyes caused by chemical burns. Here you see the eyes before and after treatment
New England Journal of Medicine
Human vision as compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Human vision as compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Nickolay Lamm
Human vision as compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Human vision as compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Nickolay Lamm
Human vision compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Human vision compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Nickolay Lamm
Human vision compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Human vision compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Nickolay Lamm
Human vision compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Human vision compared to hypothesised cat vision.
Nickolay Lamm
Anatomy of the Eye.
Anatomy of the Eye.
Illustration by BruceBlaus
Prevalence of nearsightedness in China
Prevalence of nearsightedness in China
Ian Morgan/Australian National University
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