Posts Tagged ‘Retinitis Pigmentosa’

Erectile Dysfunction Drug Could Affect Vision Of One In 50

Recessive carriers of the retinitis pigmentosa gene—who otherwise show no symptoms—could have visual side effects while using Viagra®, according to a study in mice.

FYI: Can A Bionic Eye See As Well As A Human Eye?

Previously blind patients who receive the recently FDA-approved Argus II bionic eye system will regain some degree of functional sight. The retinal implant technology, developed and distributed by Second Sight, can improve quality of life for patients …

METHODS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA

The present invention relates to a method of identifying a subject having or at risk of having or developing a retinitis pigmentosa, comprising detecting in a sample obtained from said subject, the presence of at least one mutation in the rhodopsin (RH…

Retinal Implant Restores Vision to the Blind Without a Camera

In people with hereditary retinal diseases like retinitis pigmentosa, the eyes’ photoreceptors, or light sensors, degenerate slowly over time, eventually leading to blindness. While these people are unable to see, the rest of their visual pathway rema…

Light-sensing chip replaces damaged cells in eye – video

An electronic chip measuring 3mm square was implanted behind the retina of patients left blind by retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disease that destroys the light-sensing cells in the eye. Once in …

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