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Preserving photoreceptor cells following retinal injury

Vision researchers at and Ear/ (HMS) have taken a first step in solving a vexing problem: how to preserve photoreceptor cells and avoid irreversible vision loss in patients following .

Human Normal vs. RD Retinal Fundus
Left, an image of a human retina from a healthy individual. Right, a retinal image from a patient with a retinal detachment. Note the balloon like structure of the retinal detachment.
Credit: (Image courtesy of Dr. Leo A. Kim, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary)


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Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by of the under award numbers: R01EY022084/S1. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the .

Generous awards from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB): RPB Special Research Scholar Award to Kip M. Connor, RPB Physician-Scientist Award to Demetrios Vavvas and an Unrestricted Grant to the Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Joan W. Miller, Chair.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary