NEI targets research goals on photoreceptors, ganglion cells

WASHINGTON — The National Eye Institute has specified one of its “audacious” research goals is to focus on photoreceptor loss and ganglion cell injury, according to NEI Director Paul A. Sieving, MD, PhD. This latest initiative further hones the NEI’s goal to “regenerate neurons and neural connections in the eye and visual system,” one of the audacious goals Sieving launched last year. Other high-priority research areas are molecular therapy for eye diseases and intersection of aging and biological mechanisms of eye diseases.

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