By Matthew Mientka | Sun, 10/20/2013 - 19:22
His name borne by numerous casinos and hotels around the world, Las Vegas magnate Steve Wynn has given $25 million to the University of Iowa in a bid to cure blindness from retinitus pigmentosa.
By John Ericson | Tue, 09/03/2013 - 21:13
Tommy Edison experiences the world in radically different way, painting a picture from sounds and scents rather than visual stimulation.
By Nsikan Akpan | Thu, 06/27/2013 - 14:11
Slimmed-down telescopic contact lenses, built for elderly patients with macular degeneration, switch between magnified and normal vision using a modified pair of 3-D eyeglasses.
By Nsikan Akpan | Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:09
The new solar-powered bionic eye could improve current strategies for artificial retinal implants.
By Nsikan Akpan | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:30
Researchers have developed an easy and effective gene therapy for blindness.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:06
In a historic trial to test the safeness of human embryonic stem cells, one participant's results stood out among the rest.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 17:26
Researchers tested blind and sighted people to see if they had the potential to echolocate, but many blind advocates have been using the technique their entire lives.
By Ashik Siddique | Tue, 02/26/2013 - 17:16
New research aims to use holograms to bring bionic vision to people going blind, along with optogenetic therapy that uses light to heal genetically altered retina cells.
By Makini Brice | Mon, 12/03/2012 - 13:48
It seems that sometimes alcohol can help you see more clearly.
By Makini Brice | Wed, 11/07/2012 - 16:06
After becoming blind at the age of 22, Mark Pollock knows a little something about adversity.