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2010-01-26 15:20:00

Researchers trying to restore vision damaged by disease have found promise in a tiny implant that sows seeds of new cells in the eye.

2010-01-19 11:34:29

An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered new links between a common form of inherited blindness affecting children and a gene known as Abelson helper integration site-1 (AHI1).

2009-12-23 17:57:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th annual "Eyes of Christmas" presentation is being telecast over multiple broadcasts, cable and satellite networks, as well as the Internet, to 160 million homes this year.

2009-12-15 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc.

2009-10-24 13:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Born with a retinal disease that made him legally blind, and would eventually leave him totally sightless, the nine-year-old boy used to sit in the back of the classroom, relying on the large print on an electronic screen and assisted by teacher aides.

2009-10-22 12:13:10

Electronic eye implanted at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia mimics human retina.

2009-10-20 19:16:21

Two experimental treatments, a retinal prosthesis and fetal tissue transplant, restored some vision to people with blinding eye diseases.

2009-10-07 13:28:00

Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research Sets Sights on Advances in Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma TAMPA, Fla., Oct.

2009-10-02 09:03:46

A new study reports that transplanted pigment-containing visual cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) successfully preserved structure and function of the specialized light-sensitive lining of the eye (known as the retina) in an animal model of retinal degeneration.

2009-09-09 00:03:05

A South Jersey man says his eyesight is returning, weeks after doctors at Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia implanted electrodes behind his left eye. Michael Adler, 49, began losing his sight as a child, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday.


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