Schematic of an Eye and Implant (image) National Science Foundation Share Print E-Mail Caption LambdaVision is developing a protein-based retinal implant to restore vision to people with age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. The implant will act as an artificial photoreceptor cell layer and replace function of damaged rods and cones. Credit Angelica Messana, University of Connecticut Jordan Greco, University of Connecticut Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.