Saving cone photoreceptors in a common form of retinitis pigmentosa paves the way for clinical studies

Researchers at the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in Paris have reported the successful retention of central vision in an animal model of a common form of retinitis pigmentosa. The approach, based on maintaining the cone photoreceptors, has shown both preservation of the cone cell population and the corresponding ERG.