The Visual Code That May Treat Blindness

Visual Code for treating Blindness

Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg of Weill Medical College at Cornell University is researching the effects degenerative eye diseases have on the process of transmitting information from the eye to the brain. From her research, she has developed technology to help the visual information in front of an eye containing a damaged retina, that isn’t being transmitted, bypass the damaged retina cells, and instead successfully reach the brain where it can be processed. Her technology is definitely considered a breakthrough in the area of curing blindness. The video below explains the technology in greater detail, and how Nirenberg was turned on to the idea.

The original article and video can be found on the BBC website.

 


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