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Building Retinas in the Laboratory

Building Retinas in the Laboratory | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London say they have had success in mouse models actually building retinas in the laboratory using stem cells to create new photoreceptors.
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Retinal Microchip Advances

Retinal Microchip Advances | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of movement in the world of retinal microchips lately! Find out about the Argus II, wireless glasses and solar powered microchips!
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FDA Approves Artificial Retina

FDA Approves Artificial Retina | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is the first artificial retina (also called a bionic eye or retinal microchip) to be approved by the FDA in the United States.
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Retinal Prosthetic Creates "Normal Vision" in Blind Mice | WonderBaby.org

Retinal Prosthetic Creates "Normal Vision" in Blind Mice | WonderBaby.org | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
A new study restores "normal vision" in mice with diseased retinas using a new type of retinal prosthetic which relies on the use of the retina's "code" that communicates with the brain.
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EyeMusic | WonderBaby.org

EyeMusic | WonderBaby.org | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
EyeMusic is a sensory substitution device that turns visual data into music so that blind users can hear what's around them. Users of EyeMusic wear glasses with a small video camera mounted on the frame.
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With Electrodes Implanted In The Retina, Blind Patient Can Read

With Electrodes Implanted In The Retina, Blind Patient Can Read | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
A new eye prosthetic can download electrical data right (RT @PopSci: An eye implant lets blind people read Braille via their retinas, not their fingers.)...
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Next Step in Gene Therapy

Next Step in Gene Therapy | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
Researchers at Berkeley Stem Cell Center at UC Berkeley have been working on creating a new way to get gene therapy to a patient's eye without invasive surgery.
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Preventing the Development of Deafness in Mice with Usher Syndrome

Preventing the Development of Deafness in Mice with Usher Syndrome | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
Researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have found a way to use a single dose of a small, synthetic RNA-like molecule, called an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), to prevent the onset of deafness in mice that have been...
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Bionic Vision Australia Working on Bionic Eye Implants | WonderBaby.org

Bionic Vision Australia Working on Bionic Eye Implants | WonderBaby.org | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) announces the successful implantation of a "bionic eye." BVA attached the device, which contains 24 electrodes that stimulate the retina's nerve cells, to Dianne Ashworth's retina.
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Stem Cells, the Nobel Prize & Future Research | WonderBaby.org

Stem Cells, the Nobel Prize & Future Research | WonderBaby.org | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
What does the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine have to do with diseases of the retina?
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Hi-tech specs will help visually impaired people 'see'

Hi-tech specs will help visually impaired people 'see' | Developments in Science & Medicine for People who are Blind | Scoop.it
BLIND people in Oxfordshire have welcomed the development of high-tech “super specs” for the visually impaired.
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