Tag Archives: retina

Gene therapy breakthrough could improve sight
After years of exploration, I was delighted to read that scientists at Oxford Uni have succeeded in restoring the sight in people with a form of degenerative eye disease. Choroideremia affects about 1 in 50,000 people who see t...
Bionic eyes cometh in 2013
Australian scientists hope to have a prototype bionic eye built and ready to test on humans within the next year. The bionic eye which we've highlighted before gives hope to people suffering from various types of retinal degenerat...
New laser technique for early AMD
A new non-invasive laser surgery technique is being developed at King's College London that may delay the onset and development of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). The technique rejuvenates the thin layer that lies behind t...
Self repairing retina
Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London have discovered a way to repair damaged cells in the retina. After trials on rats scientists now hope to develop treatments for conditions such as macular degene...

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