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 the 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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