According to research in Current Biology, the adult brain may partially recover from inherited blindness.
Researchers at the University of California explored treatment for Leber congenital amaurosis among adults.
“Despite the recent emergence of multiple cellular and molecular strategies to restore vision in retinal disorders, it remains unclear to what extent central visual circuits can recover when retinal defects are corrected in adulthood,” researchers elaborated in their findings.
“Retinoid treatment enhanced responses from the ipsilateral eye, restoring the normal balance of eye-specific responses in V1.”
“These findings illustrate the significant plasticity of the adult central visual system and underscore the therapeutic potential of retinoid administration for adults with retinal diseases.”