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Am J Ophthalmol. 1982 May;93(5):559-64.

A comparison of different cellular inocula in an experimental model of massive periretinal proliferation.

Abstract

We modified a preexisting experimental model of massive periretinal proliferation by injecting cells of differing origins into the rabbit vitreous cavity. These cells included autologous and homologous fibroblasts, homologous chondrocytes, homologous retinal pigment epithelial cells, heterologous bovine endothelial cells, and heterologous murine embryonal cells. All cell injections caused vitreous and retinal membrane formation that resulted in a process similar to massive periretinal proliferation. Clinically the character of the membranes formed and the time course in the development of traction retinal detachments was similar for all the different cell types. The initial cell dosage injected was the critical factor in determining the severity of the traction retinal detachments leading to massive periretinal proliferation.

PMID:
7081354
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9394(14)77369-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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