An injection of a specific chemical directly into the eyes can temporarily restore sight in blind mice, suggesting a new therapy for people with vision loss, a new study says. The researchers who discovered the chemical capability are working on an improved version that could someday work in humans.
Restored vision might be in the future for the 3 million Americans who suffer from blinding retinal damage.
By Harald FranzenPosted 04.11.2002 at 2:58 pm 0 Comments
Restored vision might be in the future for the 3 million Americans who suffer from blinding retinal damage. Alex Ignatiev and his colleagues at Houston's Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center have developed ceramic photocells to replace damaged rods and cones-the millions of specialized cells in our eyes that convert light into electrical impulses. These signals are then interpreted by the brain, allowing us to see.