News tagged with eye lens

A protein safeguards against cataracts

The refractive power of the human eye lens relies on a densely packed mixture of proteins. Special protective proteins ensure that these proteins do not clump together as time passes. When this protective ...

Oct 23, 2013
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Physics puts new lens on major eye disease

It’s not easy for a theoretical physicist and an ophthalmologist to see eye-to-eye. But a collaboration between the two at Emory University proved worth the effort, sparking a new insight into the leading ...

Jul 03, 2012
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Better than the human eye

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature ...

Jan 17, 2011
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Implanted tooth helps blind US woman recover sight

A 60-year-old US grandmother, blind for nearly a decade, has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, her doctors said Wednesday.

Sep 16, 2009
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