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New Artificial Retina Partially Restores Sight
2013-02-15 10:56:46

Today the FDA approved an artificial retina that is the first device of its kind to treat a form of progressive blindness that begins in young adulthood and partially restore sight.

Herbal Remedy May Help Protect Against Macular Degeneration
2012-11-28 09:03:33

A new study led by the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute reports that carnosic acid, found in the herb rosemary, actually promotes eye health.

Stems Cells Help Restore Visual Function In Mice
2012-10-02 13:47:10

Columbia University ophthalmologists and stem cell researchers have developed an experimental treatment for blindness using the patient's skin cells, which has improved the vision of blind mice in testing.

Propofol Controlled With Light, Possible Blindness Help As Well
2012-09-14 08:58:36

A new study by German researchers found that a light-sensitive element that was mixed with the anesthetic propofol was able to be managed by light and the mixture could possibly be used to treat particular eye disorders.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.