Funding for this research was provided by:
American Macular Degeneration Foundation
Research to Prevent Blindness
Hope For Vision
Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund
National Eye Institute (RO1EY017653-01A2S1, RO1EY017653)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services | NIH | National Eye Institute
Received: 29 May 2019
Revised: 5 February 2020
Accepted: 18 February 2020
First Online: 2 March 2020
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
: This study was carried out in strict accordance with the recommendations in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the National Institute of Health. Animal use and procedures were approved by the Schepens Eye Research Institute Animal Care and Use Committee (Protocol Number: S485-0620) in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act Regulations. All efforts were made to minimize animal suffering.