Funding for this research was provided by:
Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR)
Fight for Sight UK (24NE141, ref 1732/1733)
National Eye Research Centre (SAC025)
Research to Prevent Blindness
F. M. Kirby Foundation
Paul MacKall and Evanina Bell MacKall Trust
National Eye Institute (R21EY028273-01A1)
Received: 3 October 2018
Accepted: 2 January 2019
First Online: 14 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures in this study adhered to the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki. This project was approved by the University of Manchester and University of Liverpool’s institutional ethical review boards (University of Manchester Research Ethics Committee 3, ref. 11,305; University of Liverpool Central University Research Ethics Committee for Physical Interventions, ref. 2326) and the University of Pennsylvania Institutional Review Board (IRB). Informed written consent was obtained for the eye tissue to be used for research and held by the respective Eye Banks. Guidelines established in the Human Tissue Act of 2008 (UK) were followed.
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