But because the eye is naturally exposed to light, it's the perfect venue for a trial like this one, which seeks to switch the photoreceptive burden from the compromised rods and cones
to ganglion cells deeper in the retina.
Experiments on mice with functional, nonfunctional, or degenerated rods and cones
showed that DENAQ only impacts ganglion cells if the rods and cones
have already died.
Our sense of sight comes from light-sensitive photoreceptor cells called rods and cones
The eye has ganglion cells that collect signals from the rods and cones
and send them to the brain for processing.
The probe aimed for a different set of cells in the retina, the ganglion cells, which, along with the nearby bipolar cells, ferry visual information from the rods and cones
to the brain.
In degenerative eye conditions the outermost layer of the retina containing the photosensitive rods and cones
wastes away, but the other layers, including the nerve cells which connect to the brain, often remain intact.
Photopigments are found in two places - rods and cones
The tiger salamander's rods and cones
are structurally and functionally different yet the photoreceptor protein in the green rod and the blue cone are identical.
The retina contains special parts called rods and cones
In both diseases, the light sensitive cells in the retina - the rods and cones
- die, leaving the eye without functional photoreceptors.