September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Parainflammation in retinal microglia: Mechanisms in photoreceptor degeneration
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Wai T Wong
    National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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    Commercial Relationships   Wai Wong, None
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    Support  NEI Intramural Research Program
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science September 2016, Vol.57, No Pagination Specified. doi:
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      Wai T Wong; Parainflammation in retinal microglia: Mechanisms in photoreceptor degeneration. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 201657(12):.

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Abstract

Presentation Description : While the everyday role of microglia in the uninjured retina is not fully understood, there is evidence that microglia in pathological contexts may contribute to parainflammation and potentiate photoreceptor degeneration via non-cell autonomous mechanisms. The presentation will review the evidence that microglia may contribute to photoreceptor degeneration and the mechanisms that underlie this contribution.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.

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