Stem Cells Can Restore Vision in Blind Mice

Stem Cells Can Restore Vision in Blind Mice

Stem Cells Can Restore Vision in Blind Mice Scientists say they have restored some degree of vision in blind lab mice, by activating stem cells in their eyes. The procedure is the 1st of its kind and the researchers hope it will lead to treatments for incurable eye diseases. Stem cells are primitive cells that […]

Digital Devices May Increase Risk of Blindness

Digital Devices May Increase Risk of Blindness

Digital Devices May Increase Risk of Blindness Blue light from digital devices such as smartphones and tablets can trigger a process in the retina of the eye which kill cells, and might increase the risk of blindness, according to new research. Led by Dr. Ajith Karunarathne and a team of chemists at the University of Toledo, […]

An Orange a Day Keeps Blindness Away

An Orange a Day Keeps Blindness Away

An Orange a Day Keeps Blindness Away Eating just 1 Orange a day may help stop macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness, according to a new study. Researchers who interviewed more than 2,000 adults 50 anni and above, and followed them over a 15-yr frame, found those who regularly eat Qranges are less likely […]

British Study: Stem Cell Transplants Restore 2 Patients’ Vision

British Study: Stem Cell Transplants Restore 2 Patients’ Vision

British Study: British Study: Stem Cell Transplants Restore 2 Patients’ Vision An experimental stem cell therapy restored partial vision to two patients with a common cause of blindness, British doctors reported this week. Embyronic stem cells were converted into patches of eye cells and grown in the lab. The patches were then inserted into the back of […]

Protect Your Eyesight, Eat Right

Protect Your Eyesight, Eat Right

Protect Your Eyesight, Eat Right More than 70% of survey respondents from a National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) survey revealed that the loss of their eyesight would have the greatest impact on their day-to-day activities. Further, as rates of chronic diseases like diabetes rise, along with an aging population, rates of blindness and low […]