light sensing cells

Scientists image tiny light-sensing cells in eye


June 9th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Scientists have for the very first time imaged in astounding detail tiny light-sensing cells, known as rods, in the living eye. This breakthrough will help doctors ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Retinal Microchip Restores Some Sight in Blind Patients


November 6th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers in Germany have recently managed to create a battery operated microchip which was able to restore visual ability in three different patients who were blind as a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Potential cure for vision diseases that lead to terminal blindness found


August 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 05 (ANI): Scientists have found a possible cure for degenerative vision diseases leading to terminal blindness.The solution to cure blindness, however, may be rooted in an unconventional therapeutic approach.Scientists at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

What helps us see in bright or low light?


October 14th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) How do our eyes adjust during a blackout, seemingly without loss of time? Vision scientists at Washington University School of Medicine-St. Louis (WUSM-SL) have identified an intricate process ... Read more...

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Powerful technique helps pupils reveal diseases


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 22 (IANS) A powerful new technique, developed by scientists, can quantify damage caused by serious eye diseases affecting tens of millions worldwide. Known as multifocal pupillography, the method involves monitoring ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now see the dark retina cells that keep our vision healthy


February 27th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) A layer of "dark cells" that keeps light-sensing cells in our eyes healthy has been photographed in a living retina for the first time. The ability to see ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Newly discovered light sensors communicate directly with brain


January 1st, 2009 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) Neuro-scientists have unravelled how newly discovered light sensors in the eye detect light and communicate with the brain. These light sensors are a small number of nerve cells ... Read more...

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