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Image of the Day: Retinal Cell Implant

By The Scientist Staff | April 17, 2018

For the first time, a transplant of replacement tissue grown from stem cells has been shown to be feasible for patients with macular degeneration.

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Image of the Day: Mouse Cornea

By The Scientist Staff | January 30, 2018

Researchers discover a genetic link in mice between thinner corneas and an increased risk of developing glaucoma.

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The Bionic Eye

By Various Researchers | October 1, 2014

Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.

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Week in Review: March 24–28

By Tracy Vence | March 28, 2014

Synthetic yeast chromosome; human enhancers and promoters mapped; brain-wide map links fly behaviors to neurons; treating eye diseases with nanotechnology

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Smarter Contacts, No More Needles

By Sarah Byrne | March 26, 2014

Nanotechnology could transform the way clinicians treat eye diseases.

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image: Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight

Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight

By Laasya Samhita | February 19, 2014

In blind mice, a light-stimulated small molecule temporarily confers photosensitivity to retinal ganglion cells despite rod and cone damage.

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Genes Get in Your Eye

By Ruth Williams | June 12, 2013

Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.

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Restoring Sight

By Sabrina Richards | August 13, 2012

A strategy to transmit signals to retinal nerve cells may show promise as a step toward alternative retinal prosthesis design.

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