Submitted for Publication: February 15, 2012; final revision received May 4, 2012; accepted May 25, 2012.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported in part by a fellowship from the VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation (Dr Godara), a career development award from Research to Prevent Blindness (Dr Carroll), grants CE0561903 from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence program (Dr Provis), and P30EY001931, T32EY014537, and R01EY017607 from the National Institutes of Health, The E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind, Thomas M. Aaberg, Sr, Retina Research Fund, R. D. and Linda Peters Foundation, and an unrestricted departmental grant from Research to Prevent Blindness. Part of this investigation was conducted in a facility at the Medical College of Wisconsin constructed with support by grant C06 RR016511 from the Research Facilities Improvement Program, National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health.
Additional Contributions: Anita Hendrickson, PhD, shared with Dr Provis her collection of human and macaque retinal histologic sections. Catherine Brault, RN, Debra Felzer, RN, Sean O. Hansen, BS, and Phyllus M. Summerfelt, BA, provided technical assistance. We thank the donors of human fetal eyes for research.