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Vision Restored With Total Darkness in Kittens With Amblyopia (Lazy Eye and Blindness Fix?)
Science Daily ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Kevin Duffy and Donald Mitchell

Posted on 02/16/2013 10:40:14 PM PST by ConservativeMind

Restoring vision might sometimes be as simple as turning out the lights. That's according to a study reported on February 14 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, in which researchers examined kittens with a visual impairment known as amblyopia before and after they spent 10 days in complete darkness.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
It may restore eyesight to the blind, or correct lazy eye. Fascinating.

Other news articles are stating this might fix some forms of blindness. Unfortunately, we can't post from the ones I saw.

1 posted on 02/16/2013 10:40:26 PM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


2 posted on 02/16/2013 11:37:26 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..
And thus was Basement Cat born.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 12:04:54 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I just love cats! :-)


6 posted on 02/17/2013 12:11:32 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu
Did someone say "luv cats?"


7 posted on 02/17/2013 12:17:51 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ConservativeMind
Could it help Lucy?


8 posted on 02/17/2013 12:33:07 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

OMG! How incredibly cute :-)
(Go ahead, please add me to your kitty ping list)

Cats have given me so much pleasure in my life!
It relaxes me and lowers my blood pressure to just watch them clean themselves...they are a gift from God.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 12:35:19 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

They are, and you’re added.

SA&


10 posted on 02/17/2013 12:48:49 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I read this sweet phrase: *Blind cats, see with their hearts.*

We've had cat's that were deaf, tripod, declawed [rescue] or thought they were a dog; but never blind; I can't imagine what challenges that would bring.


11 posted on 02/17/2013 3:35:55 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
One more for your darling collection....


12 posted on 02/17/2013 3:38:51 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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*chuckle* Apparently blind cats can do quite well. Remember Oskar?


13 posted on 02/17/2013 4:44:23 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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We've had cat's that were deaf, tripod, declawed [rescue] or thought they were a dog; but never blind; I can't imagine what challenges that would bring.

Cats approaching 20 years often become blind. Keep'm indoors (a screened in porch is ideal for a former outdoor kitty), and DON'T MOVE THE FURNITURE. They still love, can use scent and hearing (unless that's shot, too) to find essentials ... people and treats.
14 posted on 02/17/2013 4:58:16 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: ConservativeMind

When I was a tot, they put a patch on my lazy eye. Not only didn’t it help, it made the laziness spread all over me, nearing 100% by the time I was 17.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 5:26:09 AM PST by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Daffynition

You should read Homer’s Odyssey about a blind cat by Gwen Cooper. Here’s an brief interview on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGKIcp-pyi4

An amazing cat!


16 posted on 02/17/2013 7:32:19 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hopeful news for blind kittehs, and some human applications as well? This is great!

Thank you, as ever, my friend.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 8:37:13 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Daffynition

Google “Oskar the Blind Cat” sometime for a look at just how well a blind kitty can do for himself. He’s completely a normal, happy, loving cat who does normal silly cat things like sleep in boxes or drink from the tap.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 9:15:42 AM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: ConservativeMind

Unfortunately, the researchers KILLED the kittens to analyze their brains. Poor babies.


19 posted on 02/17/2013 9:44:55 AM PST by EinNYC
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You’re very welcome.


20 posted on 02/17/2013 10:07:33 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We have both a ceiling and now a basement cat pair. :)=^..^=


21 posted on 02/18/2013 3:37:29 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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