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The Eye and Ear

  • Chirukandath Gopinath
  • Vasanthi Mowat
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Abstract

The eye is a complex organ with unique anatomical, functional, and physiological features that render it susceptible to a range of highly specific pathologic changes. In addition, increased longevity in recent decades, particularly in developed countries, has raised the prevalence of age-related diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, increasing the demand for effective treatments for these conditions. Because visual impairment has serious implications for quality of life and independent function, as well as high-cost implications for governments in countries with centrally funded health-care services, specially targeted new drugs and therapies have been developed.

Keywords

Lacrimal Gland Cynomolgus Monkey Ciliary Body Retinal Degeneration Outer Nuclear Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chirukandath Gopinath
    • 1
  • Vasanthi Mowat
    • 2
  1. 1.Consultant in Toxicology and PathologyCambridgeshireUK
  2. 2.Huntingdon Life SciencesCambridgeshireUK

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