Hungary’s Researcher Bags Award For Procedure That Could Cure Blindness


Botond Roska got a €1 million check from a Germany Foundation (Korber) for his groundbreaking research. The treatment which is going to restore sight has already gotten to the clinical trial stage.

He came up with a gene-based therapy that reprograms cells in the human eye so that they can perform the work of the light-sensitive receptors needed for human vision.

Roska said, For the time being, the process creates a level of vision similar to watching television in black and white. Clinical tests on blind volunteers are already underway as a result of the groundbreaking research work.

Roska’s groundbreaking research has given the blind hope that this new treatment method might restore their ability to see the beautiful world around them.


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Leke Babalola