Submitted for Publication: August 10, 2012; final revision received January 1, 2013; accepted January 28, 2013.
Published Online: June 13, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2013.387.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by the National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH), through grant 8UL1TR000055. Additional support is from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Biotechnology Innovation Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, Clinical and Translational Science Award grant UL1 RR 031973, the Thomas M. Aaberg Sr Retina Research Fund, the Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, the R. D. and Linda Peters Foundation, Research to Prevent Blindness, and NIH grants R01EY017607, P30EY001931, and T32EY014537. Dr Godara is supported by a research award from the VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation. Drs Carroll and Dubra are recipients of Career Development awards from Research to Prevent Blindness. Dr Dubra holds a Career Award at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. This investigation was conducted in a facility constructed with support from the Research Facilities Improvement Program, grant C06 RR016511, from the National Center for Research Resources, NIH.
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Previous Presentation: This work was presented in part as a poster session at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2012 annual meeting; May 9, 2012; Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Additional Contributions: We acknowledge Phyllis Summerfelt, BA, for technical/administrative assistance in figure preparation.