Researchers Have A Vision: Cure Blindness By Regrowing Retinas And Optic Nerves


Neurons are for life, as are diseases and injuries that destroy them. That’s the painful truth for people who lose their vision to diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma, which destroy the retina—the image sensor of the eye—or the optic nerve that connects eyes to the brain. But some laws of human health were made to be broken, and that may soon be true for the law of irreversible nerve damage. The U.S. government’s National Eye Institute said today that it will put up $12.4 million to fund six studies on technologies that can regenerate damaged eyes. Leer Más