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PURPOSE To evaluate cell survival and tumorigenicity of human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium (hESC-RPE) transplantation in immunocompromised nude rats. Cells were transplanted as a cell suspension (CS) or as a polarized monolayer plated on a parylene membrane (PM). METHODS Sixty-nine rats (38 male, 31 female) were surgically(More)
We observe a shear-flow-induced phase transition in wormlike micelle solutions which depends on whether the applied stress or the applied shear rate is held constant. When the shear stress is held constant, the system macroscopically phase separates into two coexisting phases with a single stable interface between them. By contrast, when the shear rate is(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of a new technique for the implantation of ultrathin substrates containing stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells into the subretinal space of retina-degenerate Royal College of Surgeon (RCS) rats. METHODS A platform device was used for the implantation of 4-µm-thick parylene substrates containing a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a surgical procedure for patients with hemorrhagic age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS This procedure consisted of excision of the choroidal neovascular membrane and transplantation of autologous retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)-Bruch's membrane complex. The RPE-Bruch's membrane complex for transplantation was surgically(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcome of autologous simple RPE sheet transplantation in patients with simultaneous massive submacular hemorrhage and pigment epithelium detachment (PED). METHODS Fourteen patients with 10 occult AMD eyes and 4 PCV eyes underwent a surgical procedure including a 180° peripheral temporal retinotomy, choroidal neovascular(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the confocal near-infrared reflectance (NIR) imaging modality could detect the in vivo presence of retinal pigment epithelium cells derived from embryonic human stem cells (hESC-RPE) implanted into the subretinal space of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS Monthly NIR images were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether autologous retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and a partial-thickness graft can repair degenerated photoreceptors overlying a mechanically damaged Bruch's membrane. METHODS Twenty-one pigmented rabbits were used in the study. Abrasive debridement of the RPE was performed with a metal cannula after superior retinal bleb(More)
PURPOSE To investigate potential risk factors for development of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) post trauma and evaluate the effect of PVR on anatomical and visual outcomes in injured eyes. METHODS Overall, 179 eyes with PVR and 221 eyes without PVR after injury were selected from the database of the Eye Injury Vitrectomy Study, a multicenter(More)
PURPOSE Investigate possible risk factors of no light perception (NLP) after open-globe injury. Explore whether these risk factors are predictors for an unfavorable visual outcome. METHODS This case-control study matched 72 eyes with NLP according to type and zone of injury to 2 controls per case with light perception or better vision. Cases were selected(More)
CONTEXT Severe pediatric ocular injury remains a frequent and difficult problem. Vitrectomy is a major technique that has been used to manage severely damaged eyes. However, limited follow-up studies exist currently. AIMS To evaluate the clinical features and predictive factors of visual and anatomic outcomes in Eye Injury Vitrectomy Study (EIVS). (More)