Genetic treatment is a long hope of vision recovery

Genetic treatment is a long hope of vision recovery

Imagine losing sight in childhood and regaining it partially after many years? This happened to a patient who received an experimental genetic treatment aimed to recover the vision of patients with Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) and severe visual impairment. The rare disease can cause blindness. The research is led by the Scheie Eye Institute of […]

5 uses of virtual reality in medicine

5 uses of virtual reality in medicine

Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-simulated environment that provides visual, sound and even tactile effects to the user. It allows complete immersion in the virtual scenario, as if the person was actually present there. It requires using technologies with stereoscopic displays, such as the popular headsets (special glasses that transmit the simulation). By such features, […]

Unprecedented artificial corneal transplant restores sight to elderly man

Unprecedented artificial corneal transplant restores sight to elderly man

Currently, it is estimated that 1.5 million people worldwide lose their vision each year due to corneal injuries and diseases. Thus, problems in this membrane are the third largest global cause of visual impairment, behind only cataracts and glaucoma. Even though corneal transplantation is the most performed in the world, there is a great shortage […]

Coronavirus and eyes: Brazilian research finds virus in the retina

Coronavirus and eyes: Brazilian research finds virus in the retina

Thousands of research and studies around the world are increasingly seeking answers on how the new coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) affects the body. Since the emergence of the pandemic, the ophthalmology field has already reported changes in the conjunctiva, sclera and retina . In addition, the virus was found in teardrops. Now, a Brazilian study has detected the virus in […]