Researchers Regrow Cells OF The Inner Retina

Researchers Regrow Cells OF The Inner Retina 

Cells in the retina of mice can be coaxed to create new neurons following an injury, according to new research from the University of Washington. This is the most definitive demonstration to date that such regeneration is possible, given the right cues, for a specific type of neuron in the inner retina of a mammal.

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Plan to Cure One Million Blind People

Sheikh Mohammed’s Plan to Cure One Million Blind People

Dubai will open its pocketbooks to help blind people around the world

Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed launched a new Ramadan initiative, under the name “Noor Dubai”, aiming to help the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in achieving their goals outlined in “VISION 2020: the Right to Sight”. Noor Dubai will treat one million people suffering from curable blindness and visual impairment in developing countries.

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Genetic Link Found To Common Form Of Macular Degeneration

Genetic Link Found To Common Form Of Macular Degeneration 

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65, and it affects more than 10 million people in the United States. The disease erodes the macula, the center of the retina, slowly eclipsing central vision and potentially causing blindness. Currently, there is no treatment for dry macular degeneration, the most common form, in which more and more cells within the macula slowly die off.

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Protein That Can Reverse or Prevent Macular Degeneration

Macular Degenerate Disease

Two major eye diseases and leading causes of blindness—age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy—can be reversed or even prevented by drugs that activate a protein found in blood vessel cells, researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine and several other institutions have announced in a new study.

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