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Treatments for Retinal Diseases are Leading to Therapies for the Brain

An image of the brainThe retina—the thin, fragile layer of tissue lining the back of the eye—gives us the invaluable gift of vision. It works like film or digital sensors in a camera by converting the light that enters our eye into electrical signals. Those signals are sent over the optic nerve to the back of the brain, where they are used to create the images we see.
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Optogenetics Workshop Sheds Light on Opportunities for Restoring Vision

Dr. Richard Masland, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Dr. Richard Masland, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Last Friday, the Foundation hosted an outstanding science workshop in Boston on the development of optogenetic therapies for restoring vision in people with advanced retinal diseases. We convened an impressive cadre of the world’s top retinal scientists — including experts from Japan, France, Italy and the United States, as well as local researchers from Harvard and MIT — to discuss available optogenetic technologies and advancing them into and through clinical trials.

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