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Manchester professor conducts world’s first bionic eye implant

The world’s first implant of a bionic eye has been carried out by a University of Manchester academic. ...

Human Color Vision Gives People the Ability to See Nanoscale Differences

By Harnessing the Human Eye’s Ability to Detect Remarkably Subtle Color Differences, Researchers have Shown that Normal Human Vision can Accurately Identify ...

Sulovari and Li Publish Study Suggesting Link between Eye Color and Alcohol Dependence

Arvis Sulovari, a doctoral student in cellular, molecular and biomedical sciences, and UVM Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Dawei Li, Ph.D. (Photo: COM Design & Photography) ... Full story

Color Blind? Bias-Aware Whites Better for Modern Race Challenges, Says New Study

Some white Americans like to pat themselves on the back for being racially color blind. But a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology finds that whites aware of their biases are better equipped to address contemporary racial challenges, where prejudice is often expressed in subtle, unintentional and unconscious ways. ... Full story

Gene therapy gives long-term protection to photoreceptor cells in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa

A collaboration between scientists in the UK and the USA has shown that gene therapy can give life-long protection to the light-sensitive photoreceptor cells responsible for colour vision in a mouse model of the most common inherited eye disorder. ... Full story

UC researchers' rooster study shining bright light into myopia

University of Canberra research is shining a bright light into myopia in an effort to determine ways to halt the growing rates of short-sightedness among young people. ... Full story

New guidelines for treating diabetic retinal degeneration

(Vienna ) Around 600,000 Austrians suffer from diabetes. This condition is frequently associated with serious retinal disorders. Along with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinal degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness. The Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry at MedUni Vienna was chosen by the European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA) to coordinate the development of up-to-date treatment and diagnostic guidelines. ... Full story

UC researchers’ rooster study shining bright light into myopia

University of Canberra research is shining a bright light into myopia in an effort to determine ways to halt the growing rates of short-sightedness among young people. ... Full story

In blinding eye disease, trash-collecting cells go awry, accelerate damage

NIH research points to microglia as potential therapeutic target in retinitis pigmentosa ... Full story

Pioneering gene therapy takes aim at inherited blindness

Clinical researchers inject customized virus to transfer healthy gene into retina ... Full story

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