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RE: [IPk] No Blind Mice. Thanks To UF Scientists.

Hi Di

Yes I didn't really understand the mechanism before either.  Injections in
the eye sound pretty horrendous but so do many things to do with eyes!!!  Is
vitrectomy carried out quite often?  and does this then stop the growth of
the new blood vessels, if so, why is a vitrectomy not done more often and
what is the long term outcome from doing this.  Does a vitrectomy then go on
to cause different problems long term?


> Jackie, that's a very interesting article. A very good explanation of
> retinopathy too. Noone has ever really been able to tell me why having a
> vitrectomy (where they replace the vitreous fluid in  the eye
> with saline)
> seems to help prevent more blood vessel regrowth, but that makes
> sense when
> you relate it to the SDF-1 level.
> I'm not sure I fancy the idea of regular injections in the eye,
> knowing how
> painful local anaesthetic injections in the eye are, but if it stops
> blindness.....
> Di
> Jackie Jacombs wrote:
> > http://www.napa.ufl.edu/2005news/blindeye.htm
> >
> > J
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