DailyDirt: Three Blind Mice... Cured Someday?

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An estimated 285 million people (worldwide) have some blindness or visual impairment. About 43% of those visually impaired around the world are people who need glasses but don't have them. However, there are obviously blind people who have more severe vision problems that are more technologically difficult to fix. Some kids with blindness are learning how to echolocate nowadays, but that's a skill that gets harder to learn as a person ages. Here are just a few other ways that might restore vision to people someday. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: aaq, blindness, cure, echolocation, eyes, health, low vision, organ transplant, retina, retinal prosthesis, treatments, vision, visual impairment, visually impaired

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    Anonymous Coward, 4 Feb 2015 @ 11:03am

    eyeball transplants!

    Can't imagine how an eyeball transplant would work... it's not just the nerves that are complex to re-attach, but the eyeball isn't just a hermetically sealed organ is it?

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