The Neitz Labs are developing genetic tests and treatments for common vision disorders, and investigating the retinal circuitry for vision.

Jay and Maureen Neitz collaborate in their studies of the     visual system, taking a multidisciplinary approach that uses techniques ranging from molecular genetics to human and animal psychophysics. Major focus areas include developing gene therapy for cone-based vision disorders, investigating the role of genetic variability in the cone photopigments in common eye diseases including AMD, myopia, and glaucoma, understanding the physiological basis for color perception.  In addition, the Neitzes are developing genetic tests to identify individuals at risk for developing common eye diseases so that therapeutic interventions can be started before symptoms appear.

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