on 24-02-2016 10:38
The first human trials of a new technique which could restore sight to the blind are about to begin
Doctors in Texas are using a neuroscience technique called optogenetics. This involves modifying neurons (nerves) so they can be turned 'on' and 'off' using light.....
The trial will be carried out on 15 patients who suffer with retinal pigmentosa..(the light sensitive cells in the retina degenerate causing blindness)
It is anticipated the patients sight will probably only be restored in monochrome. However, for people who are blind this will be a major step forward.
on 24-02-2016 11:19 - last edited on 23-04-2019 11:57 by Marjo
Wow, there will be soon nothing that can't be cured by medicine. Great news for those affected.
on 24-02-2016 12:04
on 26-02-2016 08:28