Retinal Research at the National Eye Institute (NEI)

Jan 29, 2018

retinal imaging
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The Laboratory of Retinal Cell and Molecular Biology (LRCMB) plans, conducts, and directs basic research in normal and abnormal functioning of the retina, other ocular tissues, and in retinal diseases, particularly those of a genetic nature. Visual process mechanisms are emphasized as well as the function of neural, glial, and pigment epithelial cells.

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain.  There are many diseases that stem from the retina and NEI has a wealth of resources to help you learn more and know the right things to ask your eye care professional.  Click to learn more about:

These are just a few of the resources.  Click to learn more: