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News tag: Retina


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Gene discovered to cause incurable eye disease


20 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A new gene causing retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable eye disorder, has been discovered recently, researchers announced. Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health), said the condition belongs to a family of eye diseases that affects more than 200,000 people in the United States and…

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Prosthetic retina could replace damaged retina


13 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Remarkable progress in development of prosthetic retina could provide ample help in solving problems affecting this sensitive area of the eye. According to Yael Hanein and his colleagues, there is a growing segment of medical devices that improve eye conditions including visual impairment by sending signals to the brain. Age-related…