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Researchers to feature in upcoming special issue of Experimental Eye Research

Nov 11, 2015
Professor Michael Kalloniatis and Dr Lisa Nivison-Smith have recently published a review on Retinitis Pigmentosa, an inherited retinal condition known to cause irreversible blindness in an upcoming special issue of the journal Experimental Eye Research.
The researchers describe the findings found in the rd1 mouse, a well-established animal model for Retinitis Pigmentosa. They highlight anatomical and functional changes which occur within different retinal cells throughout the early and late stages of the disease, known as retinal re-modelling. Using an example of a patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa seen at the Centre for Eye Health, they highlight the implications of this re-modelling on treating and restoring vision in these patients.
The article will officially be part of a special issue on “Retinal re-modelling” by the journal when it is released in a few months. Currently, the is now available ahead of print as Kalloniatis M, Nivison-Smith L, Chua J, Acosta ML, Fletcher EL. (2015) Using the rd1 mouse to understand functional and anatomical retinal re-modelling and treatment implications in retinitis pigmentosa: A review. Experimental Eye Research http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014483515300579