Treatment For The Most Common Form Of Blindness Moves A Step Closer

Scientists at the University of Manchester have taken an important step towards finding a treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common form of adult blindness in the developed world.

Treatment For The Most Common Form Of Blindness Moves A Step Closer
May 18, 2022
Envision Acquires National Virtual Program To Help Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Envision will help students who are blind or visually impaired to enter college and workforce with the acquisition of the College Success Program (CSP).

Envision Acquires National Virtual Program To Help Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
December 07, 2021
Scientists Pinpoint Genetic Target with Promise for Treating Many Forms of Blindness

Developing therapies for genetic forms of blindness is extremely challenging, in part because they vary so widely, but scientists from Trinity College Dublin have highlighted a target with great promise for treating a range of these conditions.

Scientists Pinpoint Genetic Target with Promise for Treating Many Forms of Blindness
February 18, 2022
Prevent Blindness to Hold 17th Annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” Advocacy Event on March 1-2

Prevent Blindness will be holding its 17th annual Eyes on Capitol Hill advocacy day as a virtual event on March 1-2, 2022.

Prevent Blindness to Hold 17th Annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” Advocacy Event on March 1-2
February 28, 2022
Researchers Unveil New, Detailed Genetic Roadmap of Glaucoma

A new, detailed genetic roadmap of glaucoma—the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness—will help researchers develop new drugs to combat the disease, by identifying potential target areas to stall or reverse vision loss.

Researchers Unveil New, Detailed Genetic Roadmap of Glaucoma
June 13, 2022
Sound Can Stimulate Blind Retina to Transmit Signals to the Brain Via an Ultrasonic Retinal Prosthesis

Retinal degenerative diseases, caused by progressive degeneration of the light-sensitive photoreceptors in the retina, is one of the major causes of vision loss and blindness, affecting tens of millions of people worldwide.

Sound Can Stimulate Blind Retina to Transmit Signals to the Brain Via an Ultrasonic Retinal Prosthesis
March 09, 2022
Lighthouse Guild Opens Technology Center for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Lighthouse Guild Technology Center, which provides the latest assistive devices and cutting-edge technology to people who are blind or visually impaired, recently celebrated its grand opening.

Lighthouse Guild Opens Technology Center for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
March 10, 2022
Researchers Discover Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Gene Mutations that Cause Blindness

For the first time, University of California, Irvine researchers have revealed at a molecular level, key structural determinants of the highly specialized rod outer segment (ROS) membrane architecture of the eye, which is instrumental to vision.

Researchers Discover Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Gene Mutations that Cause Blindness
January 06, 2022
Penn Researchers Develop Gene Theraphy That Corrects Dim-light Vision in Dogs

Researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues have developed a gene therapy that restores dim-light vision in dogs with a congenital form of night blindness, offering hope for treating a similar condition in people.

Penn Researchers Develop Gene Theraphy That Corrects Dim-light Vision in Dogs
March 28, 2022
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