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Three separate experimental models of optic nerve regeneration have been presented--along the existing pathway in the presence of antibodies to neutralise inhibitory molecules, along peripheral nerve grafts and from retinal transplants. Each offers a theoretical clinical strategy for restoration of vision, if the mechanism of re-establishment of maps and reconnection to appropriate targets during regeneration can be determined. This is the process of axon guidance, and underlines the importance of our research into the molecular determinants that guide normal development of the visual system.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Ophthalmol

Publication Date

05/1998

Volume

82

Pages

577 - 583

Keywords

Animals, Astrocytes, Axons, Central Nervous System, Humans, Nerve Regeneration, Oligodendroglia, Optic Nerve, Optic Nerve Injuries, Peripheral Nerves