degenerative eye disease
Image of the Day: Retinal Cell Implant
Image of the Day: Retinal Cell Implant
The Scientist Staff | Apr 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.
Image of the Day: Mouse Cornea
Image of the Day: Mouse Cornea
The Scientist Staff | Jan 30, 2018
Researchers discover a genetic link in mice between thinner corneas and an increased risk of developing glaucoma.
The Bionic Eye
The Bionic Eye
Various Researchers | Oct 1, 2014
Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.
Week in Review: March 24–28
Week in Review: March 24–28
Tracy Vence | Mar 28, 2014
Synthetic yeast chromosome; human enhancers and promoters mapped; brain-wide map links fly behaviors to neurons; treating eye diseases with nanotechnology
Smarter Contacts, No More Needles
Smarter Contacts, No More Needles
Sarah Byrne | Mar 26, 2014
Nanotechnology could transform the way clinicians treat eye diseases.
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.
Genes Get in Your Eye
Genes Get in Your Eye
Ruth Williams | Jun 12, 2013
Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.
Restoring Sight
Sabrina Richards | Aug 13, 2012
A strategy to transmit signals to retinal nerve cells may show promise as a step toward alternative retinal prosthesis design.