Is a Cure for Color Blindness in Sight?
Contact Lens King Inc.
There is currently no cure for color blindness, however if researchers are able to prove this new gene therapy treatment is successful a potential cure for color blindness might be in sight. Once injected, the virus locates the damaged part of the retina and treats it by delivering the necessary genes required to improve or even restore the retina's cone cells. To find out more about this treatment and how it is being tested read this article.
Smart Contact Lenses, Do They Threaten Our Basic Rights
There are countless advantages to using smart contact lenses, however what are the possible risks associated with them? How could this technology be used to exploit an individual's or corporation's rights to privacy, security and freedom? Just because an individual has the right to use a technology does it mean that we should ignore how it can be maliciously used?
Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says
James Gallagher, BBC News
Using fluorescent dye that sticks to the cells about to die in the retina might be able to spot glaucoma a decade before symptoms appear. This study however, is still in its infancy and requires more research and testing.
One stem cell treatment stabilizes macular degeneration, another blinds 3 patients
Susan Scutti, CNN
Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the cells that make up the macula, (the back central section of the retina).
Smart Contact Lenses – How Far Away Are They?
When thinking about the potential of emerging technologies, it’s often good to try and visualize the most extreme endpoint that you can think of, where the technology would be fully matured. We’ve done this before when we thought about what real-time virtual reality might look like, or when we thought about what a fully functioning autonomous taxi company would need to operate. Now we’d like to think about the same thing for augmented reality (AR), a technology...