Monday, 22 April 2019
Hyacinths could lead to a cure for blindness
They are a gardener's favourite flower - but hyacinths could offer much more than just adding a dash of colour to your garden.
Scientists now believe compounds abundant in the fragrant flower could tackle several causes of blindness.
Tests have found homoisoflavonoids can halt the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eye.
The unexpected growth of blood vessel cells in the eyes is linked to blindness caused by both diabetes and old age.