Retinal cell map for blinding diseases therapies, including macular degeneration

May 6. 2022

"Researchers have identified distinct differences among the cells comprising a tissue in the retina that is vital to human visual perception. The scientists from the National Eye Institute (NEI) discovered five subpopulations of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)—a layer of tissue that nourishes and supports the retina’s light-sensing photoreceptors. Using artificial intelligence, the researchers analyzed images of RPE at single-cell resolution to create a reference map that locates each subpopulation within the eye. A report on the research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. " the NIH reports.

Retinal cell map could advance precise therapies for blinding diseases | National Institutes of Health (NIH)