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...
The Smart Contact Lens Bubble
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Could these new eye drops cure cataracts?
A natural chemical, produced in our bodies, can uncloud cataracts in rabbits and dogs. Can this chemical work on humans? Can it greatly reduce the need for surgery to treat the condition? Why are some scientists skeptical of the findings and what are the next steps towards treating and potentially curing cataracts.