Tag: eyes

Newly-discovered “youth” protein protects against aging conditions of the eye

July 21, 2022

An eye protein abundant in young retinas has been found to promote a cellular recycling process that maintains vision, say scientists at the US National Eye Institute (NEI). The protein in question is called pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) contained in the retinal layer at the back of the eye. PEDF plays an important mediatory role […]

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Ice cube tray retinal patch helps regenerate cells for vision

April 26, 2021

A novel type of scaffold shaped like an ice cube tray could help regenerate the eye’s photoreceptor cells, the death of which may cause vision loss in adults. The scaffold design by a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) has significantly improved the precision with which replacement photoreceptor cells can be delivered into the […]

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