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bionic eye
2015-02-24 12:48:39

A new bionic eye implant has made it possible for a 68-year-old Minnesota native suffering from a degenerative eye condition to see his wife for the first time in more than a decade.

Michigan Man Becomes Fourth Person In US To Receive Bionic Eye
2014-04-24 13:14:36

When Michigan resident Roger Pontz lost his eyesight due to a hereditary disease called retinitis pigmentosa, he probably never expected to seen again. However, Pontz is now seeing faint images of his wife, grandson and cat thanks to a ‘bionic eye’

2011-12-13 22:50:08

Hitching a ride into the retina on nanoparticles called dendrimers offers a new way to treat age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

2011-12-13 15:10:32

Hitching a ride into the retina on nanoparticles called dendrimers offers a new way to treat age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

2011-06-22 14:32:21

Initially the occurrence of progressive retinal degeneration - progressive retinal atrophy, in man called retinitis pigmentosa - had been identified in Schapendoes dogs.

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2010-11-03 09:20:00

A new implant designed to help the blind has allowed three test patients to see the shapes of objects just days after they were fitted with the device.

2010-10-18 13:56:14

Today's Scientific Program of the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) - Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting includes a report on beta carotene's ability to improve vision in people with certain incurable retinal diseases.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.