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A visually impaired young girl reads a Braille notice. Retinal dysfunction results in one in 3 500 people suffering night blindness, loss of peripheral vision and later complete blindness. Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Explainer: South Africa’s challenges in the search for genes causing eye disease

Today is the start of World Retinal Week. Establishing retinal degenerative disorders in Africa is challenged by the unique genetic diversity of Africans.
The retina captures light signals and sends them to the brain. from www.shutterstock.com

Look, your eyes are wired backwards: here’s why

The reverse-wiring of the eyeball has long been a mystery, but new research shows a remarkable structural purpose: increasing and sharpening our colour vision.

‘Blind’ cells sense light

Melanopsin pigment in the eye could be more light sensitive than the pigment that allows for night vision, rhodopsin. A two-year…

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