Funding for this research was provided by:
Grants-in-Aid from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for Scientific Research (16K09284, 18K09451)
Grants-in-Aid from Center for Clinical and Translational Research of Kyushu University Hospital (A136)
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Received: 22 March 2019
Revised: 20 June 2019
Accepted: 10 July 2019
First Online: 18 July 2019
Compliance with ethical standards
: All animal experiments complied with the guidelines of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Statement for the Use of Animals in Ophthalmic and Vision Research.
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: All applicable international, national, and institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed.