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A Cure for Blindness

September 15, 2015

Blindness has plagued humanity almost since people started recording history. If you look in any diaries and journals from a century ago, you’ll find documents about how society was struggling to support people that were blind. Often, it was left to families alone to help their loved ones. In ancient records from throughout the Middle East that include the Bible, you’ll find stories about how the blind struggled to deal with their condition.

As a society we’ve learned to be better about taking care of those without sight. There are medical resources available, and we even have blind super heroes prowling around on the rooftops in comic books. What we’ve continued to lack is a cure. At Optical Outlets, we’ve been interested by the coming of a new treatment that might be a cure not only for blindness, but also bad eyesight. The treatment is still a few years away, but looks like it might provide new opportunities for those who cannot see.

It works by using stem cells to grow new optical nerves behind the eyeball. These nerves then transmit the signals to the brain that let people see. It’s an amazing development that is still at least a decade away, but it could be the cure we’ve been hoping for.


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