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A high power image showing the position of a single transplanted photoreceptor cell (green) making new connections with bipolar cells in the recipient retina (cyan).

Stem cells

Stem cells are a special type of cell, which under the right conditions can be encouraged to grow into any other type of cell in the body, including retinal cells (rods, cones and retinal pigment epithelial cells).

retinal device

Artificial vision

There are about 125 million rod and cone cells within the retina that act as the eye's light receptors.

Unlock Genetics on RNIB Connect Radio

Our Director of Development, Paula McGrath, recently appeared on RNIB Connect to talk about our new Unlock Genetics resource. You can listen to the show online here:

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