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Seeing is believing: Doctor, family say man's sight restoration 'a miracle'

The family of Dustin Dickamore and the doctors who treated him say his recovery and restored vision are a miracle. Ref. Source 2

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Wayne County man becomes first in Utah to receive vision-restoring implant

A telescope smaller than a pea was implanted in Craig Chappell's eye Dec. 26 by Dr. Majid Moshirfar. Ref. Source 9

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Americans Rate Losing Eyesight As Having Greatest Impact On Their Lives

Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups describe losing eyesight as potentially having the greatest impact on their day-to-day life, more so than other conditions including: loss of limb, memory, hearing and speech, a survey shows.

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New insight into eye diseases

Many diseases that lead to blindness, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, are caused by the death of certain cells in the human retina that lack the ability to regenerate. But in species such as zebrafish these cells, known as Muller glial cells (MGs), do serve as retinal stem cells that are capable of generating new cells. In a new study, a research team investigated whether the regenerative power of cells in zebrafish could be recreated in mammals, specifically mice. Ref. Source 5g.

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Brain 'rewires' itself to enhance other senses in blind people

The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions (Such as memory and language) according to a new study. Ref.

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Well people who are blind can do things seeing people can not. Can you tell a $ from a $20 or a $1? They can I know I can not. That shows that yes their brain heightens their other senses and memory among other things.

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The brain is an amazing an amazing organ and has many ways of adjusting to cope for the loss of a sense. With the loss of sight, hearing and often touch improve. The blind that I know cannot tell a $1 bill from a $20, but they can tell the various coins from one another. Likewise, many are able to adapt to using a cane or service animal rather quickly.

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Genetic treatment for blindness may soon be reality. Patients who had lost their sight to an inherited retinal disease could see well enough to navigate a maze after being treated with a new gene therapy. Source 9o.

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