Submitted for Publication: November 9, 2010; final revision received January 26, 2011; accepted January 27, 2011.
Published Online: April 11, 2011. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.75
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by postdoctoral training grant T32 EY013934 from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (Dr Bohnsack) and grant K08EY018689 (Dr Kahana) from the National Institutes of Health; a Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award (Dr Kahana); Vision Research Core Award P30EY007003 to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan; Wellcome Trust, London, England (Drs Thompson and McGonnell); and Fight for Sight, Inc (Drs Bohnsack and Kahana).
Additional Contributions: We wish to thank Herwig Baier, PhD, Mary Halloran, PhD, and Simon Hughes, PhD, for sharing plasmids and strains; Hemant Parmar, MD, and Nancy Dudek for their assistance with radiology images; Peter Hitchcock, PhD, and Thomas Glaser, MD, PhD, for helpful comments on the manuscript; and Mary Halloran and Daniel Goldman, PhD, for their support and mentorship.