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How Does the Eye Work?

The human eye is a wonder of engineering. It consists of many different parts that work together to provide visual information to the brain, which then translates it into information that is useful to the body.

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New photoreceptors from human pluripotent stem cells restores sight to injured retinas

New photoreceptors from human pluripotent stem cells restores sight to injured retinas

Researchers examine if a naturally occurring protein can be used to prevent sight loss from glaucoma

Researchers examine if a naturally occurring protein can be used to prevent sight loss from glaucoma

People with multiple sclerosis experience subtle language impairments, study shows

People with multiple sclerosis experience subtle language impairments, study shows

Next-generation devices to test for ‘lazy eye’ in children developed using computer gaming technology

Next-generation devices to test for ‘lazy eye’ in children developed using computer gaming technology

Nearly 20% of U.S. adults experience chronic pain

Nearly 20% of U.S. adults experience chronic pain

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

Study identifies strengths and specific challenges among young autistic drivers

Study identifies strengths and specific challenges among young autistic drivers

MIPT and Harvard researchers grow and transplant retinal ganglion cells to treat glaucoma

MIPT and Harvard researchers grow and transplant retinal ganglion cells to treat glaucoma

Gene therapy for common forms of congenital blindness shows promise to improve vision

Gene therapy for common forms of congenital blindness shows promise to improve vision

Five-year study aims to improve health of patients with cystic fibrosis across their growing lifespan

Five-year study aims to improve health of patients with cystic fibrosis across their growing lifespan

Researchers evaluate the ability of visio-vestibular examination to enhance concussion diagnosis

Researchers evaluate the ability of visio-vestibular examination to enhance concussion diagnosis

Researchers visualize fast brain signals from outside the skull

Researchers visualize fast brain signals from outside the skull

Study finds that not all patients with elevated eye pressure need treatment to prevent vision loss

Study finds that not all patients with elevated eye pressure need treatment to prevent vision loss

The brain’s auditory system tracks the speed, location of moving sounds

The brain’s auditory system tracks the speed, location of moving sounds

High antibody and inflammatory mediator levels may predict severe COVID-19

High antibody and inflammatory mediator levels may predict severe COVID-19

Adults with periodontitis transmit bacteria that can later cause the disease in their children

Adults with periodontitis transmit bacteria that can later cause the disease in their children

Study solves mystery of how cells measure their size

Study solves mystery of how cells measure their size

SARS-CoV-2 variants are widely spread across the Houston metropolitan area

SARS-CoV-2 variants are widely spread across the Houston metropolitan area

Gene therapy may offer a new approach to preserving vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa

Gene therapy may offer a new approach to preserving vision in people with retinitis pigmentosa

Researchers identify new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration

Researchers identify new potential mechanism for age-related macular degeneration