Restoring Sight After Eye Injuries
Vision relies on cells called neurons that send messages from the eyes to the brain. Diseases and injuries that harm those neurons can permanently damage our eyesight. Mohor Sengupta, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, is studying a chemical called brorin that helps keep injured neurons alive. Learning more about this process might lead to a way to restore vision in people with damaged eyes.
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This page was last updated on Friday, May 13, 2022