Retina Care Research History

Here is a piece of history regarding retina care research:

  • George Wald, Haldan Keffer Hartline, and Ragnar Granit won the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their scientific research on the retina.
  • A recent University of Pennsylvania retina care research study calculated the approximate bandwidth of human retinas is 8.75 megabits per second, whereas guinea pig retinas transfer at 875 kilobits.
  • In 2006, MacLaren & Pearson and colleagues at University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London used retina care research to show that photoreceptor cells could be transplanted successfully in the mouse retina if donor cells were at a critical developmental stage.
  • Recently Ader and colleagues in Dublin showed using the electron microscope that transplanted photoreceptors formed synaptic connections.