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Posts Tagged ‘retinitis pigmentosa’

Regeneration in the Retina

The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. If you get a paper cut, the cut heals in seven to ten days. If you get a bruise, it heals within two to four weeks. If you get a broken bone, it takes three to ten weeks to heal. An injury to the retina […]

Eye Diseases by Ethnic Group

It is well known that certain diseases, such as diabetes can lead to glaucoma and exposure from high energy visible light (also known as blue light) can damage the macular pigment in the eye. What many don’t know is that some ethnic groups are at higher risk of vision conditions, regardless of exposure to difference […]

New Ways to Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina. Symptoms first appear in childhood and include difficulty getting around in the dark and having a hard time adjusting to changes from light to dark. This in turn leads to problems such as loss of […]

The Future of Vision is Now

Next to the weather, sports and current events, the future is a frequent conversation topic. After all, who hasn’t heard that in the future there will be: Electric cars Robots Bionic body parts Well, there are electric cars on the road, there are robots working in manufacturing and there are bionic body parts. As for […]

Energy Consumption or Working All the Time Causes Wear and Tear on the Eyes

The eyes are body parts that can’t be accused of being slackers. Eighty percent of what sighted individuals know comes from the information that the eyes receive. In turn, the eyes require an enormous amount of energy. Since they are big energy consumers and have little reserve energy, that may be a reason why eyes […]