Global Blindness

BlindnessApproximately 67 million people worldwide are blind due to damage to the retina caused by disease or trauma (World Health Organization, Vision 2020). Diseases effecting the reitna include Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinitus Pigmentoso. Retinal cell replacemnt, electrode implantatioon and regenrative strategies hold promise for restoring vision.