New Technology Pioneered by Dr. Sheila Nirenberg May Restore Vision By Bypassing Damaged Photoreceptors

May 23, 2013

If you or someone you know suffers from blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP), Ushers Syndrome or geographic atrophy (dry AMD), there is now hope for regaining near normal vision. A scientist and professor at Cornell and a professor of ophthalmology at the Univ. of Florida have teamed up to develop a technique to bypass the damaged photoreceptors causing blindness in the diseases noted above, and restore near normal vision, first in animals and soon in humans.

Dr. Sheila Nirenberg at Cornell and Dr. William Hauswirth of theĀ  Univ. of Florida will soon be setting up a human clinical trial to try their new technique that sends enhanced visual signals to the brain using a combination of a mathematical code and a technology called optogenetics.

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  • david anderson

    Might be a bit late. Advanced Cell Technology has been in clinical trials for 20 months for AMD and Stargardts and has results that have taken 20/400 patients to 20/40. This has cured the blind already using hesc’s to replace damaged RPE cells.

    The world is about to realize this when the partnership and results are released.

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