MIT's New Hand-Held Scanner Catches Blinding Eye Disease At First-Line Points of Care

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 17:20

The new scanner will allow physicians to access sophisticated technologies previously limited to specialized optometry.

Stem Cell Research May Cure Retinal Pigmentitis

Casino Tycoon Steve Wynn Underwites Cure For Degenerative Blindness With $25 Million Gift

By | 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.


Blind Man's Sight Restored Using A Tooth

By | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:09

Ian Tibbetts had his sight restored by a surgical procedure that reconstructed his eye using one of his teeth.


Blind Man Explains How He 'Sees' Sunsets, Canyons [VIDEO]

By | 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.


Telescope Eyes: Contact Lenses With A Built-In Zoom Developed For Macular Degeneration

By | 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.


Solar-Powered Bionic Eye Developed By Stanford Scientists [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 06/18/2013 - 11:09

The new solar-powered bionic eye could improve current strategies for artificial retinal implants.


15-Minute Gene Therapy For Blindness Accesses Deepest Part Of The Eye

By | Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:30

Researchers have developed an easy and effective gene therapy for blindness.


He Was Blind, Now He Can See: Stem-Cell Treatment Restores Blind Man’s Sight

By | 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.

Study Says Echolocation Works, But Has it Already Been Proven?

Echolocation Works, But Has It Already Been Proven? [VIDEO]

By | 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.

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Hologram Vision Technique May Restore Sight to the Blind

By | 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.

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Man Literally Drinks Himself Blind With Vodka, Regains Sight With Whiskey

By | Mon, 12/03/2012 - 13:48

It seems that sometimes alcohol can help you see more clearly.

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After Paralysis, Blind Man Takes First Steps With Robotic Suit, Plans Trip to Siberia

By | Wed, 11/07/2012 - 16:06

After becoming blind at the age of 22, Mark Pollock knows a little something about adversity.

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Blind People Can "See"

By | Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:24

Normally speaking when we hear an individual is blind we automatically assume he or she cannot see anything at all. However, new research refutes this notion, suggesting there are alternative ways blind individuals see.