Study reveals structural changes of connectivity in the thalamus to other brain areas in those with congenital blindness, providing evidence of brain plasticity. The areas of the thalamus that connect with the occipital lobe in those with blindness are weaker and smaller, giving space to connections in the temporal cortex which are strengthened.
Researchers identified a small molecule capable of stimulating nerve regeneration and restoring vision following injury to the optic nerve.
Study uncovers new genetic risk factors for age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss in adults.
Even while using visual aids such as glasses or contact lenses, 28% of people over the age of 71 report visual impairments and poor eyesight.
In the inferior frontal gyrus, brain activity differs in response to food stimuli such as images of food depending on whether those images are presented consciously or unconsciously.
Newly developed smart contact lenses can help detect glaucoma at its earliest stages, researchers report.
Study demonstrates two different types of deposits in the retina that appear to contribute to age-related macular degeneration.
Perception of objects is robust to changes in our environment.
Lab-created retinal cells created from human stem cells can reach out and connect to neighboring cells, a new study reports. The cells have the capacity to replace damaged retinal cells and carry sensory information. The findings could pave the way for clinical trials for the treatment of a range of diseases associated with vision loss and blindness.