Artificial retina using synthetic and biological materials

A synthetic, soft tissue retina made of hydrogels and biological cell membrane proteins was developed by an Oxford University student Vanessa Restrepo-Schild. Research involved combining biological and synthetic tissues in a laboratory. Designed like a camera, the aqueous droplets containing bacteriorhodopsin (bR), a light-driven proton pump act as pixels, detecting and reacting to light to … Continue reading Artificial retina using synthetic and biological materials

Experimental medication using encapsulated cell therapy for treating Glaucoma

An experimental drug, consisting of cells manufactured and implanted in the eye to stimulate optic nerve growth and activity, could be an entirely new way of fighting glaucoma, according to BrightFocus Foundation. BrightFocus is helping fund a recently launched, Phase 2 [or mid-level] clinical trial designed to test the new treatment. The trial will be … Continue reading Experimental medication using encapsulated cell therapy for treating Glaucoma