PURPOSE: Our objective was to examine the feasibility of rotating choriocapillaris, Bruch's membrane (BM), and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) through 180° on a vascular pedicle and to assess revascularization and tissue preservation postoperatively. Such an approach could be used in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration where there is focal disease at the macula with healthy tissues located peripherally. METHODS: Successful surgery was performed in six rhesus macaque monkeys, w...Expand abstract
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Assessment of 180° rotation of the choroid as a novel surgical treatment for age-related macular degeneration.
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