Blindness

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Health & Medicine

New stem cell models for ageing and eye diseases

Using stem cell modelling, researchers have developed genetic roadmaps for two of the world’s leading causes of irreversible blindness

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Health & Medicine

The Indigenous eye-care gap is closing, but not fast enough

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-led approach to managing COVID-19 provides lessons for closing the gap on vision – but more government support is essential

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Health & Medicine

A vision for the future

Associate Professor Penny Allen led the surgical team that implanted Australia’s first bionic eye, but the vitreoretinal surgeon says the future holds more exciting possibilities

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Health & Medicine

Can we close the gap on blindness by 2020?

While the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision is working to improve vision and eye health for Indigenous Australians, there are still areas that need attention

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Health & Medicine

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Under the Microscope

Mapping eye disease

Researchers have created the world’s most detailed atlas of the genetic code of the human retina, and it could help treat and prevent blindness

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Health & Medicine

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Podcast

Reversing irreversible blindness

Using innovative and creative approaches to prevent vision loss, Professor Keith Martin hopes restore sight and reduce the burden of blinding eye disease around the world

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Health & Medicine

The ethical future of bionic vision

As researchers refine the capabilities of bionic eyes, restoring sight to some blind people may be just around the corner. But what are the ethical implications of ‘artificial’ sight?

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Health & Medicine

Closing the Gap for vision

Blindness is a devastating disability that impacts disproportionately on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but the good news is that some solid progress is being made

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Sciences & Technology

Laser device will see what the eyes cannot

Technology will help the blind and vision-impaired read the terrain around them, more accurately

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