Animal models of age related macular degeneration.

  title={Animal models of age related macular degeneration.},
  author={Mark Edward Pennesi and Martha D Neuringer and Robert Jackson Courtney},
  journal={Molecular aspects of medicine},
  volume={33 4},
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss of those over the age of 65 in the industrialized world. The prevalence and need to develop effective treatments for AMD has lead to the development of multiple animal models. AMD is a complex and heterogeneous disease that involves the interaction of both genetic and environmental factors with the unique anatomy of the human macula. Models in mice, rats, rabbits, pigs and non-human primates have recreated many of the… CONTINUE READING
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