Scientists have seen in the fish Daniorerio (Zebrafish), characterized by a striped longitudinal color, the potential for the treatment of blindness in humans. The fact is that these ornamental fish can “grow” the retina on their own, writes The Sun.
According to studies, damage to the retina is one of the most common causes of blindness. Danio-rerio can repair it in just a week. The chemical substance in their brain drives the cells, which “migrate” to the damaged organs, restoring them.
According to scientists’ calculations, about 70 percent of the genes of these fish are similar to human genes, which means that scientists hope that one day a person will be able to do the same.
Earlier it was reported that Russian doctors saved from blindness a patient suffering from cataract myopia, which developed to minus 45 dioptres. The Russian was implanted with an artificial lens with a lens of “minus” dioptriiasis. She was able to fully compensate for extreme myopia and correctly distribute the “image” along with the depth of the elongated eye.