Scientists Cure Color Blindness in 2 Monkeys

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Rt&Dzine, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    You can get contact lenses that "cure" colour blindness ... but they cost a fortune.
     
  3. Rt&Dzine thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And monkeys aren't very good at putting them in.
     
  4. bainesajay macrumors member

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    Re: Contacts

    Wow that sounds unreal to me! Do you have a link to a reputable reference?
     
  5. RKO macrumors 6502

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    I thought the link in the OP was credible enough?

    Here's the source: http://news.ufl.edu/2009/09/16/colorblind/
     
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    If you mean a reference for the contact lenses, then I read it recently in the national newspaper here in New Zealand. They are custom made lenses for each person's colour deficiencies, so of course you've got an expensive consultation and then expensive lenses that have to be made individually ... making them hidiously expensive.
     
  8. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Whoops my bad!
     
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Here's an article on it (X-Chrom is the brand name).

    Here's another site that makes a line of lenses for eye glasses.
     
  10. bainesajay macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link

    Thanks I will read it today. I was only inquiring because I thought it would odd that a lens could correct for the inability to process colors. I always assumed color was processed my cones in the retina based on the different wave length of the electromagnetic radiation. Therefore a corrective lens would do little in that it could only bend/focus light in order to compensate for degradation or changes in cornea.

    Thanks - will read it
     
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    Now THAT is freaking cool. :cool:
     
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    how did they know the monkeys were color blind?

    O.O
     
  13. Rt&Dzine thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The 2 monkeys kept mixing up each other's nanos.
    nano-red.jpg
     

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