British scientists claim to have developed a new injection
which could possibly cure blindness. This steroid implant releases an
anti-inflammatory drug near the retina to help stop the onset of blindness and
also restore loss of vision.
The treatment can be used to prevent sudden loss of sight
caused by blockage of veins at the back of the eye. However, it could also be
used to prevent many other causes of blindness like diabetes and age related macular
degeneration. The treatment costs about 2,000pounds.
This is the first safe and effective treatment for people with
inflammation at the rear of the eye.