The precise architectural structure of the dual blood supply to the retina is intimately linked with its function, and arguably has the most important role in retinal cell survival. Retinal vascular diseases inflict extensive morbidity worldwide, yet retinal microvasculature relating to metabolic demands of neuronal elements is not clearly delineated. Additionally, the choroid supports the outer retina's high metabolic demands, and is entirely drained through the vortex vein system. This thesis provides detailed information concerning the quantitative distribution of microvasculature within normal and diseased states of human retina, and the regional heterogeneity of endothelial cells within porcine vortex vein system.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||7 Sep 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|