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Searching for a way to bring back the light

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Searching for a way to bring back the light
Dr. Valerie Wallace

​​​​​​​​​​Through research, Dr. Valerie Wallace hopes to show that cell transplants can help restore vision for those with retinal disease​

When the photoreceptor cells in your retina die, the light vanishes. For good. But recent exciting work by Krembil’s Dr. Valerie Wallace, when studying cone photoreceptor transplants to the eye, has uncovered a novel and surprising property of material exchange between cells.

Now, she and her dedicated team are evaluating whether this exchange process could help restore vision.