A new study restores normal vision in mice with diseased retinas using a new type of retinal prosthetic which relies on the use of the retina's code that communicates with the brain.
EyeMusic is a sensory substitution device that turns visual data into music so that blind users can hear what's around them. Users of EyeMusic wear glasses with a small video camera mounted on the frame. The camera scans the images in front of the user then transmit music back through an ear piece.
If your child's neurologist has ordered an EEG you may be wondering what the test will be like and whether or not it will be painful or traumatic for your child.
Can a watch-like sensor replace the EEG? Researchers say that this watch can detect seizure activity by measuring sympathetically mediated electrodermal activity which has been suggested as containing enough information to profile a seizure. They say they can even predict seizures with this watch.
The Forever Fix is a new book about Corey Haas, a little boy born blind with LCA. The book recounts his experiences with genetic therapy and how the therapy was able to restore his sight.
Second Sight announces that their artificial retina (also known as a retinal microchip), the Argus II, is now available for public purchase in Europe.
Learn how to create a Quick View for your child's medical records. The concept is to create a one-page visual aid that you can give to medical professionals.
Learn about ongoing research and studies into an oral medication, QLT091001, designed to restore vision in patients with certain types of LCA and RP genetic mutations.
Japanese researchers have used embryonic stem cells to grow retinas in a test tube.
Europe has just approved a device developed by Second Sight Medical and they are working on getting FDA approval in the US.
The DJO is a premier, peer-reviewed ophthalmic journal dedicated to the dissemination of information over the World Wide Web.
Sarah J. Blake discusses the use of the term "transplant" in speaking about eyes. She explains what is and is not possible and provides some clear explanation of how corneas are transplanted.
Following the successful transplantation of cone cells, a research team from University College London has successfully transplanted rod cells, essential for peripheral and night vision. Cells were injected directly into the retinas of lab mice; within 21 days, new photoreceptors had been grown.
NanoRetina of Israel has developed a bionic retinal implant to replace natural photoreceptors, and expects to begin testing within the U.S. in 2013.
LCA can sometimes be associated with kidney disorders. We've put together a list of tests that should make sure you or your child's kidneys are in perfect working order.