Ophthalmologists invited to join whole eye transplantation research project

WAILEA, Hawaii — The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health has launched a program to restore vision through the transplantation of whole human eyes, according to a speaker here.
In a presentation at Hawaiian Eye/Retina 2024, Calvin Roberts, MD, program manager for the Transplantation of Human Eye Allografts (THEA) program, described transplanting a human eye as being comparable to “transplanting a piece of brain.”
“The goal for the THEA program is to restore vision for people who are blind through whole eye transplantation by developing new technologies to regrow

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