Scientists restore partial sight in blind man

Optogenetics has been proven to be effective to partially reverse blindness due to inherited photoreceptor diseases, which cause light-sensing cells in the retina to progressively degenerate. – EPA pic, May 25, 2021.

SCIENTISTS have for the first time managed to partially restore the sight of a blind patient by altering his cells, according to the results of a groundbreaking study published yesterday.

The technique known as optogenetics, which has been developed in the field of neuroscience over the last 20 years, involves genetically altering cells so they produce more light-sensitive proteins. 

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