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Research project growing eye parts from skin cells could lead to cure for blindness

Doctors are growing eye parts from skin cells in pioneering research that is seeking a cure for rare genetic causes of blindness. Experts at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology have been able to transform a skin sample the size of a lentil into an “eye cup”, akin to the eye’s early development in the womb. […]

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Charities unite to tackle leading cause of blindness

Four leading sight loss charities have announced a unique partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness.  Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded are jointly launching a collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The collaboration, […]

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