Funding for this research was provided by:
Research to Prevent Blindness (Stein Innovator Award)
Department of Defence, US (W81WH-19-1-0778)
Received: 20 May 2020
Accepted: 12 October 2020
First Online: 3 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study followed the tenets set forth by the Declaration of Helsinki and was approved by the University of Pittsburgh’s Institutional Review Board and Committee for Oversight of Research and Clinical Training Involving Decedents (CORID protocol #161). The animal experiments were conducted with protocol approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, The University of Pittsburgh (ISO00012511).
: Not applicable.
: No financial and non-financial competing interest exist for any author.