Eye Receptor Transplants May Restore Eyesight to the Blind


Scientists at the University College London have perhaps discovered a method for restoring the vision of blind people.

As reported by New Scientist, researchers have been able to grow light-sensing cells found in the retina of the eye from scratch, thus enabling them to successfully transplant the embryonic stem cells into the eyes of blind mice.

Watch the video above to see how the process works. The lab-grown photoreceptor cells are planted into the eyes of mice, where they successfully connect with nerves that send visual signals to the brain. The scientists now hope to replicate this process in humans. Read more…

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