Understanding Cone Photoreceptor Cell Death in Achromatopsia

Livia S Carvalho, Luk H Vandenberghe

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Colour vision is only achieved in the presence of healthy and functional cone photoreceptors found in the retina. It is an essential component of human vision and usually the first complaint patients undergoing vision degeneration have is the loss of daylight colour vision. Therefore, an understanding of the biology and basic mechanisms behind cone death under the degenerative state of retinal dystrophies and how the activation of the apoptotic pathway is triggered will provide valuable knowledge. It will also have broader applications for a spectrum of visual disorders and will be critical for future advances in translational research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRetinal Degenerative Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationMechanisms and Experimental Therapy
EditorsC Bowes Rickman, M LaVail, R Anderson, C Grimm, J Hollyfield, J Ash
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic) 978-3-319-17121-0
ISBN (Print) 978-3-319-17120-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the XVI International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration : RD2014 - Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, United States
Duration: 13 Jul 201418 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology


ConferenceProceedings of the XVI International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration
CountryUnited States

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