Table 1

Characteristics of human retinas used in study

Reference NoAge (years)FixativePostmortem time (hours)Diagnosis
0770-9583P6Normal
1481-9385P/G7Normal
SFD-35-97 (RE)77F/G20SFD
SFD-36-97 (LE)77F20SFD
FFB-31668P/G8.5RP
FFB-35680P/G5RP
FFB-51681P/G2RP
  • F=formalin; P=4% paraformaldehyde; G=0.5% glutaraldehyde; SFD=Sorsby’s fundus dystrophy; FFB=Foundation Fighting Blindness; RP=retinitis pigmentosa.

  • Autosomal dominant RP caused by rhodopsin Thr-17-Met mutation.27

  • Autosomal dominant RP with thick subretinal pigment epithelium deposits.23

  • Autosomal dominant RP, genotype unknown.