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2016 Helen Keller Laureate
Dean Bok, Ph.D.
Early in his career, Dr. Bok, in collaboration with his former mentor, Dr. Richard W. Young, demonstrated that the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is highly phagocytic and that it participates in the daily renewal of the light sensitive portion of rod photoreceptor cells by regularly ingesting and digesting the distal portion of this light-sensing portion of the cell. Read More