Non-mitogenic human acidic fibroblast growth factor reduces retinal degeneration induced by sodium iodate.

PURPOSE To investigate the protective effects of non-mitogenic human acidic fibroblast growth factor on retinal degeneration induced by NaIO(3) in rats. METHODS Retinal degeneration was induced in adult male Wistar rats via caudal-vein injection of 1% NaIO(3) at 50 mg/kg. One h after NaIO(3) treatment, the right eyes received intravitreal injection of 2.5… CONTINUE READING