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News tag: retinitis pigmentosa


Bionic eye restores vision in blind woman

27 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Blind woman sees again after surgeons performed historic procedure to restore her vision. A 72-year-old Honolulu woman that has been blind for two years, underwent a four hour long procedure to place a bionic eye at the Hawaii Eye Surgery Center in Hawaii. So far, the bionic eye is intended…


“Bionic eye” restores vision to a blind man

24 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
For the first time in ten years, a blind men from Minnesota has been able to see his wife after using a device referred to as “bionic eye” by his doctors. Now 68, Allen Zderad started to lose his sight about 20 years ago resulting from degenerative retinitis pigmentosa, an…


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…