Posted on 15th February 2012
The finding will give new hope for people who have been left blind and partially sighted by injuries to the cells. The scientists used an innovative technique to ‘knock out’ proteins that prevent damaged nerves from regenerating. Like most cells in the central nervous system, once optic nerves are damaged, they don’t re-grow but the team at Children’s Hospital, Boston have used a protein found in white blood cells which appears to stimulate neuron re-growth after damage.
28th August 2017
What is Myopia Management? Myopia Management is the process of reducing the progression of short-sightedness (Myopia) in children. We do not know exactly what causes children to become more short-s...Read more
10th August 2017
Pre-school vision screening should not negate the need for a comprehensive pre-school eye examination. In Scotland, we are fortunate that all children receive a Pre-School Orthoptic Vision Screenin...Read more