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A Step by Step Protocol for Subretinal Surgery in Rabbits
 

A Step by Step Protocol for Subretinal Surgery in Rabbits

Article doi: 10.3791/53927
September 13th, 2016

Summary September 13th, 2016

Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) replacement strategies and gene-based therapy are considered for several retinal degenerative conditions. For clinical translation, large eye animal models are required to study surgical techniques applicable in patients. Here we present a rabbit model for subretinal surgery geared towards RPE transplantation, which is versatile and cost-efficient.

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