blindness
Phase 3 Win for Gene Therapy
Phase 3 Win for Gene Therapy
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2015
The treatment restored sight among people with an inherited visual impairment.
Redirecting Gene Therapy Restores Sight
Redirecting Gene Therapy Restores Sight
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 17, 2015
By targeting rhodopsin genes to neurons, scientists help blind mice see.
Restored Sight Fades After Gene Therapy
Restored Sight Fades After Gene Therapy
Jef Akst | May 5, 2015
Participants of two gene-therapy trials who experienced partial restoration of sight following treatment are now losing their vision once again.
Sensing North
Sensing North
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2015
“Blind” rats fitted with a neuroprosthetic device that stimulates the brain when the animals turn their heads to the north or south can navigate mazes as well as sighted rats.
Retinal Film Detects Light
Retinal Film Detects Light
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2014
A new light-sensitive nanotube-based film could pave the way to more flexible and durable retinal implants.
Eye Spies
Eye Spies
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2014
An issue highlighting advances in vision research
Speaking of Vision Science
Speaking of Vision Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
October 2014's selection of notable quotes
Running Mice Regain Vision
Running Mice Regain Vision
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 27, 2014
Exposure to visual stimuli while running restores vision to mice blind in one eye. 
Seeing with Sound
Seeing with Sound
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2014
Converting sights to sounds reveals that the brains of congenitally blind people respond similarly to various objects as those of subjects who can see.
Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight
Next Generation: Photoswitch Chemical Restores Sight
Laasya Samhita | Feb 19, 2014
In blind mice, a light-stimulated small molecule temporarily confers photosensitivity to retinal ganglion cells despite rod and cone damage.