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‘Bionic Eye’ Helps Wyoming County Man See His Bride Again

Jun 11, 2018

“Oh my goodness – do you see that?” It was the wave of a hand, but William Heidt was in tears. For the first time in more than 15 years, the Wyoming County man saw something, thanks to a “bionic eye” provided by UR Medicine’s Flaum Eye Institute.

Retraining the Brain to See After Stroke

Apr 12, 2017

A new study out today in Neurology, provides the first evidence that rigorous visual training restores rudimentary sight in patients who went partially blind after suffering a stroke. Patients who did not train on the other hand, continued to get progressively worse, which challenges conventional wisdom that cortically blind patients’ visual deficits stabilize six months after stroke.