Vitreoretinal surgical technique for transplanting retinal pigment epithelium in rabbit retina.

  title={Vitreoretinal surgical technique for transplanting retinal pigment epithelium in rabbit retina.},
  author={Katsuhiro Yamaguchi and Richard White Young and Vinod P. Gaur and Craig Michael Greven and M Madison Slusher and James E. Turner},
  journal={Japanese journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={36 2},
Transplantation of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells has been proposed as a potential remedial procedure for previously untreatable retinal diseases. In this study, a vitreoretinal surgical technique was used to transplant pigmented RPE cells obtained from pigmented rabbits into the subretinal space of New Zealand White rabbits. At the time the animals were sacrificed, the retina was re-attached in all but 4 of the 24 experimental eyes. Histologically, by one week the transplanted RPE… CONTINUE READING

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