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European Retinal Research Training Network

The visual sense is the most precious of all human senses - its loss is considered as one of the most severe and dreadful handicaps for human life quality. Degenerative diseases of the retina (retinopathies) represent the most prevalent cause of registered blindness in the European society and will get even more prevalent in our ageing population. At the same time one is impressed by the ingenious capabilities and properties of the retina that has evolved to serve its unique function in light perception and first-order neuronal processing. The focus of the "European Retinal Research Training Network" ('RETNET') will be to promote and improve training possibilities in the field of visual neuroscience, molecular biology of the retina and ophthalmo-genetics and to improve our knowledge of retinal diseases that will eventually lead to prevention and therapy.

More information about the RetNet project

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