Can gene therapy cure blindness?

Can Gene Therapy Cure Blindness? In recent years, the phenomenon of new “genetic therapies” and techniques has gained a lot of attention in the media – but is it worth the hype? From stem cell therapy to so-called “designer babies”, newspaper headlines have touted their fair share of headlines about miracle cures or unethical medical practices over the last few years. But which take is right? Gene therapy is no doubt a hot topic – but it is equally complex…

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery If I Have Macular Degeneration? [video]

Can I Have Laser Eye Surgery if I Have Macular Degeneration? The leading cause of sight loss in the UK, macular degeneration, is a common visual condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Although often considered age-related, macular degeneration is a genetic condition that can affect anyone at any time. Macular degeneration comes in two types, “early” or “dry” (the most common), which involves the thinning of the retina, and “exudative” or “wet”, which involves normal blood vessels growing underneath…

How to look after your eyes in the sun

How to look after your eyes in the sun The story goes that one day, while routinely observing the sun through his telescope, Galileo, the great polymath astronomer, was instantly blinded in both eyes by its intense solar rays. And so, just like that, the father of modern physics and one of the greatest minds of recent times lost his sight, rather poetically, doing what he loved most. But this story is nothing more than that — a story. Did you spot…