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Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) is known as an important factor in the regulation of retinal cell growth. We used both recombinant CNTF and an adenovirus carrying the CNTF gene to regulate retinal photoreceptor expression in a retinal degenerative animal, Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rats. Cells in the outer nuclear layer of the retinae from(More)
PURPOSE Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) has been applied clinically for several years. In this study, we used G-CSF to induce the mobilization of hematopoietic progenitor cells into peripheral blood in an ischemia-induced retinal degeneration model. METHODS Male Sprague-Dawley rats received G-CSF treatment for 5 days following optic(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether elevated plasma homocysteine and serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels, two established risk factors of vascular diseases, are associated with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV). DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. METHODS One hundred and nineteen consecutive patients with PCV and 119 matched(More)
PURPOSE With subretinal prostheses, retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) are activated by electrical stimulation of the retinal neural network. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of silicon-based solar cells in evoking RGC responses by electrically stimulating the photoreceptor side of an isolated retina. METHODS A light-bleached retina of an(More)
PURPOSE We provided the first report of an association between changes in corneal endothelial cells, retina, and choriocapillaris in a choroideremia family. METHODS Four members of an Asian choroideremia family, comprising two affected patients and two carriers, were evaluated. All participants underwent complete eye examinations, including visual acuity(More)
— The MPEG-2 video compression standard is commonly used in real-time video transmission. In real-time video transmission, a little bit error can cause huge data lost in the video sequence. The errors and data loss degrade the quality of video. The error concealment method is useful to overcome the errors in the broken slice of MPEG-2. In this paper, we(More)
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