What causes vision decline as we age? A team from the Vision Institute* has recently uncovered an important but hitherto little explored mechanism, involving the photoreceptors in the retina.
The research was conducted within the scope of the SilverSight research chair, led by Angelo Arleo and supported by the National Research Agency (ANR), which forms part of the academic/industry partnership between the Vision Institute (Inserm, CNRS, Sorbonne Université) and Essilor International.
*unit 968 Inserm/CNRS/UPMC, Vision Institute, Aging in Vision and Action team, Paris.
Reference: D. Silvestre et coll, Healthy aging impairs photon absorption efficiency of cones. Invest Opthalmol Vis Sci, iovs.arvojournals.org / ISSN: 1552-5783, février 2019