Training the Brain Is Topic of Latest Episode of Lighthouse Guild Podcast “On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts” Exploring Big Ideas in Technology for People with Visual Impairment

The latest episode of “On Tech and Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts” centers on the place where big ideas are born – the human brain. The host, Calvin W. Roberts, MD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, explores theories of brain plasticity, sensory substitution, and sensory augmentation with his guests Dr. Patricia Grant, Director of Clinical Research at Wicab Inc., and Dr. John-Ross Rizzo, Director of Innovation and Technology and Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Center.

Scientists Take Important Step Toward Using Retinal Cell Transplants to Treat Blindness

Retinal cells derived from a cadaver human eye survived when transplanted into the eyes of primate models, an important advance in the development of cell therapy to treat blindness, according to a study published on January 14 in Stem Cell Reports.

Potential Way to Halt Blinding Macular Degeneration Identified

It would be the first treatment for “dry” age-related macular degeneration and could significantly improve treatment for wet AMD.