Ever wondered why blind people develop almost superpower-like abilities with their other senses?
Three elderly women blinded by the promises of stem cell treatments are now, sadly, legally blind.
A new imaging technique developed by researchers at the University Of Rochester Medical Center could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, preventing potential vision loss.
Scientists were able to restore sight nerves in blind laboratory mice, and the astonishing study could lead to developments of new treatments for vision loss in humans.
‘Smartphone Blindness’ is now a thing as doctors in the UK diagnosed two women with the condition after mysterious vision problems.
New research shows that blind cave fish (Astyanax mexicanus) evolved to conserve energy. They gave up sight and circadian rhythm to survive solely on their sense of smell and taste.
During the winter monthsong, songbirds routinely eat from bird feeders that remain a vital food source, but such good-will gestures have been linked recently to a widespreading avian eye disease that is often fatal.
Color blindness affects a significant portion of the population, most notably men. And now, new research has identified a new gene mutation that could possibly cause this condition.
New-age nerds may have become a bit disenchanted with the superhero known as Daredevil after his latest Hollywood flop, but diehard fans of the man in red still know that he has one of the coolest superpowers out there. Now researchers are showing that rodents can have this superpower too, as blind rats can still "see" where they are going in a maze with a little help from sensor tech.
A newly discovered mutated gene in dogs may open the door to treatments for blindness in humans, according to a new study.
A blind sea turtle found stranded in May has now fully recovered thanks to rescue crew and a life-changing surgery, and is once again swimming free in the open ocean.
Researchers have developed a pair of computerized gloves that can teach Braille to people even completely unfamiliar to the language in a relatively short amount of time. What's remarkable is that the designers are claiming that you don't even need to be paying attention to the gloves as you learn.
Roger Pontz of Michigan can now see again after years of almost complete blindness thanks to his new "bionic eye," according to a report by The Associated Press.