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The treatment has been shown to work in mice and is ready for human trials. File photograph: Getty Images

Researchers at University College Cork have found a way to halt a disease that causes blindness by(...)

Surgery for cataracts may become unnecessary in the wake of a research project in the US which has developed a new drug treatment

Surgery for cataracts may become unnecessary in the wake of a research project in the US which has developed a new drug treatment. Cataracts fo(...)

Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye (the retina) to leak or become blocked and damage your sight.  Photograph: Thinkstock

(...)   Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in Ireland with an(...)

Treatment is for age related macular degeneration, a disease that makes blood vessels beneath the retina grow abnormally

Patients affected by the most common cause of blindness in Ireland may enjoy a brighter(...)