A New Source of Cells for Treating Blindness

Updated January 18, 2021

News sources reported on research led by Jian Feng, PhD, professor of physiology and biophysics, about a cell replacement therapy for blindness caused by loss of photoreceptors. The study demonstrated that adult human retinal pigment cells can be converted to neurons that exhibit many properties of photoreceptors. Photoreceptor degeneration is a leading cause of blindness.