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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.

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.

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.

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.

Smartphones to detect eye diseases

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our brain works as a ''Cyclop''

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

This retina protein may help beat blindness

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Viagra use can lead to vision disturbances in some

A new research has revealed that erectile dysfunction drugs can affect vision of genetically susceptible users.

Japanese doctors test method for restoring impaired vision

Japanese doctors have successfully carried out the first ever implantation of a retina grown from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS).

Eye changes can predict dementia

A loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of a form of dementia in people with a genetic risk for the brain disorder - even before any changes appear in their behaviour, says a study.

A cup of coffee a day keeps retinal damage away

Gradually, the medical community is changing its tune from “coffee is more trouble than it is worth” to “it is not as bad as we were told!” Yes, you have got another reason to have a cup of coffee everyday.

Reindeers` eyes change colour over course of seasons

Scientists have discovered that reindeer eyes changes colour from gold to blue over the course of the year.