Posted on 19th April 2012
The mice received an implant of immature retinal rod cells taken from younger mice. After 4-6 weeks they were able to complete a test requiring vision that previously they could only complete by chance.
As always, human trials and possible applicaitons in the treatment of eye disease is still many years off but this is the first evidence that retinal cells can be successfully transplanted and connect properly to the visual system into the new host.
This research follows on from what we previously reported about mice receiving transplants enabling some light perception.
It’s unclear how many blind mice had vision restored but reports suggest somewher between 2 and 4.
30th April 2020
If you have an issue with your eye, while we aren’t able to see you in person, we might suggest you send us images for us to take a look at. It is important that the images are the best possible qua...Read more
25th April 2020
Whilst our doors are closed, two of our optometrists are volunteering in the newly opened, NHS-run, Lothian Emergency Eye Care Treatment Centre (EETC). Ian Cameron and Rebecca Daly are two of the e...Read more