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Chinfei Chen, Boston Children's Hospital (center), and Hollis Cline (right), Scripps Research Institute, react to comments by David Feldheim, University of California Santa Cruz,  during the 2015 National Eye Institute Audacious Goals  panel discussion, "Reconnecting Neurons in the Visual System."

Michael Crair, Yale University, and Carol Mason, Columbia University, have co-authored a report published online today in the Journal of Neuroscience. “Reconnecting Eye to Brain” is a comprehensive assessment of what scientists know about optic nerve development, regeneration, and reconnection.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016
Neuron projections from the visual cortex have been known to extend to cells of the brainstem that regulate innate motor behaviors. This image shows a neuron projection from the visual cortex. Photo courtesy of Dr. Massimo Scanziani.

By peering into the eyes of mice and tracking their ocular movements, researchers made an unexpected discovery: the visual cortex – a region of the brain known to process sensory information – plays a key role in promoting the plasticity of innate, spontaneous eye movements.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016

Researchers from the U.S. and India have begun a new collaborative project to identify genetic risk factors and traits related to glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016