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Face-blind people can distinguish shapes: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 18:35

People who are unable to recognise faces owing to face blindness following brain damage can still learn to distinguish between other types of very similar objects, researchers said.

Soon, `vision-restoring drug` that will let blind eyes see light

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:36

Researchers have developed a compound that can be effectively used for treating patients suffering from degenerative retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

Man goes blind after using herbal eye drops

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 17:48

A Thai man whose sight was affected due to an accident has lost his vision after using herbal medicine.

New retinal implant to help blind recognise objects

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 22:11

Scientists have developed a retinal implant that transmits visual information to the brain to help visually impaired people recognise common objects.

Popping `cholesterol busting` statins can actually make you go blind

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 12:50

A new study suggests that statins, which are taken by millions of Britons every day to slash cholesterol, could actually trigger sight loss.

New technique lets blind people locate objects like bats

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 20:55

Blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation - a technique similar to that used by bats and dolphins - to determine the location of an object, according to new research.

New technique lets blind people locate objects like bats

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 17:14

Blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation to determine the location of an object, according to new research.

Soon, jab of light-sensing cells to restore vision

Last Updated: Sunday, January 06, 2013, 15:47

Patients with retinitis pigmentosa gradually lose light-sensing cells from the retina and can become blind.

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