A Unique Cause Of Photoreceptor Death

Grant number: 1021918 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Abnormalities in cells at the back of the eye called photoreceptors are associated with at least 50% of all cases of blindness in this country.This project will examine a novel mechanism of photoreceptor death. In particular, whether abnormalties in support cells at the back of the eye cause photoreceptors to lose contact with their nutrient source and die.