Maculas, monkeys, models, AMD and aging.

Vision Res 2008 Feb 24;48(3):360-5. Epub 2007 Sep 24.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, 1600 SW Archer Road, Rm: M119, Gainesville, FL 32610-0284, USA.

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) signs may be found reliably in monkeys (Macaca mulatta) bred selectively in Florida after 14 generations of inbreeding in a closed colony at the University of Puerto Rico. Progression, ultrastructure and functional losses are parallel to those found in humans.

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February 2008
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