This illustration depicts retinal angiogenesis: the injection of endothelial progenitor cells (or vascular stem cells) to the eye to effect the repair of vessels in the retina of eye. The procedure is called intravitreal therapy. The procedure is a success when there is a re-perfusion of the ischemic retina. The injection has the potential to abate retinal diseases: ischemic retinopathies, retinal degenerative disorders, and possibly cell-based gene therapy.
This illustration was prepared for Alan Stitt at the Centre for Vision & Vascular Science
© 2010 Medimagery - Laura Maaske LLC, Illustrated by Laura Maaske
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