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Can We Restore Sight For The Blind?

Are there any technologies that can allow the blind to see again?

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How does the brain adapt to the restoration of eyesight?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150119082752.htm

“Recent scientific advances have meant that eyesight can be partially restored to those who previously would have been blind for life. ”

Tracking the evolution of crossmodal plasticity and visual functions before and after sight-restoration

http://jn.physiology.org/content/early/2014/12/15/jn.00420.2014

“Visual deprivation leads to massive reorganization in both the structure and function of the occipital cortex, raising crucial challenges for sight-restoration. We tracked the behavioral, structural and neurofunctional changes occurring in an early and severely visually impaired patient before, 1.5 and 7 months after sight restoration using magnetic resonance imaging.”

Blind People ‘See’ Shapes, Navigate Using Echoes

http://www.livescience.com/14327-blind-people-echolocation-brains.html

“Some blind people are able to use the sound of echoes to “see” where things are and to navigate their environment. Now, a new study finds that these people may even be using visual parts of their brains to process the sounds.”

https://www.fightforsight.org

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