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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.

Commentary on Stem Cell Therapies: If You’re Asked to Pay, Walk Away

Mar 15, 2017

Retinal specialist Ajay E. Kuriyan, M.D., M.S., warns patients to be wary of stem cell clinics offering unproven therapies for a profit. Kuriyan personally encountered several patients who were blinded after paying thousands of dollars for such a therapy intended to cure macular degeneration.