Retina

Researchers develop synthetic soft retina offering hope to visually impaired people

Researchers develop synthetic soft retina offering hope to visually impaired people

The researchers believe that the study could lead to development of new, less invasive technologies that more closely resemble human body tissues, helping to treat degenerative eye conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa.

May 05, 2017, 23:13 PM IST
First synthetic retina created for visually impaired

First synthetic retina created for visually impaired

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that unlike existing artificial retinal implants, the cell-cultures are created from natural, biodegradable materials and do not contain foreign bodies or living entities.

May 05, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
New retina cells paving way to treat jet lag

New retina cells paving way to treat jet lag

The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is a region of the brain, which co-ordinates the circadian rhythm using many different signalling molecules, including the neurohormone vasopressin.

Apr 18, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
This new technique can detect human eye diseases early

This new technique can detect human eye diseases early

With the coming of new technology, a software analysis can now highlight the subtle differences between a diseased and healthy retina.

Dec 27, 2016, 17:00 PM IST
63% Indians not aware that diabetes can spoil retina too

63% Indians not aware that diabetes can spoil retina too

As many as 63 percent of the Indians are not aware that diabetes affects the retina too apart from other body parts, revealed a survey on Tuesday.

Dec 21, 2016, 00:39 AM IST

3D 'mini-retinas' grown from human stem cells

Stem cell biologists have been working to understand the regeneration of neurons from lower vertebrates to humans, which can aid regenerative medicine in more indirect ways.

Apr 04, 2016, 13:57 PM IST

Soon, drugs to halt accelerated onset of diabetic eye disease

A team of researchers has identified a candidate biomarker of accelerated onset diabetic retinopathy, bringing new therapies closer to reality.

Apr 02, 2016, 12:07 PM IST

In a first, retinal nerve cells grown in lab

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed a method to efficiently turn human stem cells into retinal nerve cells that transmit visual signals from the eye to the brain.

Dec 01, 2015, 12:22 PM IST
Construction of China's mega telescope enters final stage

Construction of China's mega telescope enters final stage

The construction of the world's largest ever radio telescope in China's Guizhou province has entered the final stage as scientists tested the installation of the "retina", the media reported on Sunday.

Nov 22, 2015, 20:05 PM IST

Smartphones to detect eye diseases

 A new software that can detect eye diseases by making use of the smartphone camera has been developed.

Jul 05, 2015, 13:48 PM IST

An app developed to cure poor eyesight

One of the major causes of blindness in remote areas is lack of access to healthcare. Now, a new smartphone app will soon change that.

Jun 01, 2015, 14:28 PM IST

Cameras on smartphone can spot eye cancer

The camera on our smartphones can detect eye cancer generally found in children under the age of five, reveals a British non-profit organisation working in the field of childhood cancer.

May 15, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

New insight into retinal disease gene therapy

Gene therapy for leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes blindness starting in childhood, improves patients' eyesight and the retina's sensitivity within weeks of treatment, says a new study.

May 04, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

Harry'd need binoculars to see what new comrades can with naked eye

When Prince Harry begins patrolling with Australia's mostly indigenous NORFORCE regiment, he will need binoculars to see what his new comrades can with the naked eye, a professor said on Wednesday.

Apr 08, 2015, 15:55 PM IST

Our brain works as a ''Cyclop''

Ever wondered how we can see sharp images though a blur is projected in each retina?

Mar 06, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

This retina protein may help beat blindness

Scientists have identified a retina protein that plays a crucial role for vision.

Mar 05, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Human retina is built backwards, confirm scientists

For the first time, researcher have confirmed that the human retina is built backwards, with the neurons in front of the photoreceptors, rather than behind them.

Mar 02, 2015, 21:57 PM IST

Gene therapy holds promise for restoring vision

 A new genetic therapy was found effective in restoring light responses to the degenerated retinas of mice and dogs, indicating that it may be feasible to restore some light sensitivity in blind humans.

Dec 09, 2014, 20:27 PM IST

Human eye can see 'invisible' infrared light

In a first, an international team of researchers has found that under certain conditions, our eye can sense “invisible” infra-red light.

Dec 02, 2014, 13:30 PM IST

Retina protein could prevent blindness

A protein found in the retina plays an essential role in the function and survival of light-sensing cells that are required for vision, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have found.

Oct 16, 2014, 21:24 PM IST