Funding for this research was provided by:
National Eye Institute (RO1EY028039, 5P30EY001765, R01EY029342)
E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind (CDA)
Research to Prevent Blindness (CDA, ---)
U.S. Department of Defense (W81XWH-14-1-0396)
BrightFocus Foundation (----)
Maryland state TEDCO grant (2015-MSCRFI-1718)
Sidran Family Foundation (---)
Spyros N. Lemos Memorial Fund (---)
Guerrieri Family Foundation (---)
Received: 22 July 2019
Accepted: 8 November 2019
First Online: 27 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All animal experiments were carried out in accordance with the ARVO Statement for the Use of Animals in Ophthalmic and Vision Research.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.