With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight: Opsins make 'blind'...

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People left blind by retinal degeneration have one option: electronic eye implants. Neuroscientists have now developed an alternative: gene therapy that, in tests, restored vision in blind mice. A gene for green opsin delivered via virus gave blind mice enough sight to discern patterns on an iPad at a resolution sufficient for humans to read. Given existing AAV eye therapies already approved, this new therapy could be ready for clinical trials in three years.


We are entering a new era.


And just in time for most of us on this forum. Hopefully in a few years, an injection is available to counteract age related eye problems.

This is so cool!