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Radiation Beams Used to Restore Eyesight

By Thomas Moore © Sky News, U.K. — British surgeons are pioneering a technique that uses pinpoint beams of radiation to restore eyesight to blind people. The therapy kills abnormal blood vessels at the back of the eye that cause macular degeneration. The disease is the most common cause of blindness, affecting more than a quarter of a million people in the UK. Currently, they are treated with monthly injections of a drug into the eyeball. But the new treatment – called brachytherapy – needs just a single trip to hospital…. READ ARTICLE