Researchers used stem cells to attempt to repair photoreceptor cells in deteriorating retinas in mice models.
20-year-old Yaritza Oliva from Chile sought medical help after she randomly started crying bloody tears, an extremely rare condition known as haemocria.
What would be the purpose for a digital camera that has the same functionality as that of an insect's compound eye? Researchers who created it at the University of Illinois believe it will have many uses including the ability to offer high quality imaging during endoscopic procedures in hospitals.
Few people are able to run and read simultaneously.
A new study raises the possibility that eye drops prescribed to lower cholesterol may be effective against macular degeneration, one of the most common forms of blindness.
Cassidy Hooper was born without a nose and eyes, and is finally ready to get the surgeries that will give her the sense of smell.
It sounds like the work of a mad scientist in a comic book.
Researchers have now found the key areas of the brain that help humans assess the orientation and shape of an object, proving new insight on how we "see" things.
A growing number of people are opting for contact lenses rather than regular spectacles, and many of these are children in their teens. Although contact lenses are safe, they need to be taken care of properly, or they may lead to serious consequences like infections and ulcerations, according to an eye disease expert. "While contacts are generally very safe, wearers should know that poor contact care can lead to serious health issues," Dr. Sean Edelstein, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Saint Louis University Medical Center, said in a university news release.
A new discovery by scientists claims that for color blindness, it's the vision cells and not the brain that are to be blamed. With the new discovery, scientists have come closer to restoring full colour vision for color blind people says Professor Paul Martin from The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney. Color blindness effects about 2 million Australians and the new findings may be the answer to an age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which accounts for half of the legal blindness cases in Australia.