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What does RPE stand for?

RPE stands for Retinal Pigment Epithelium

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This inhibition stopped the geographical atrophy in the retinal pigment epithelium, a key feature of dry AMD.
What vision specialists know is many eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), are caused by inflammation that damages the choroid and the accompanying cellular network known as the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE).
Specific topics include the synthesis and metabolism of melatonin in the skin and retinal pigment epithelium, melatonin's effect on reproduction, melatonin in dentistry, using melatonin in anesthesia and surgery, controlling gastric secretion and preventing gastric mucosal lesions, decreased light transmittance because of aging and melatonin, melatonin and melanoma, and the melatonin modulation of vascular structure and function.
RP (retinis pigmentosa) is a type of progressive retinal dystrophy, a group of inherited disorders in which abnormalities of the photoreceptors (rods and cones) or the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of the retina lead to progressive visual loss.
Also included are chapters on the preparation and preservation of amniotic membrane to treat severe ocular surface diseases, the preparation and use of human sclera grafts in ophthalmic surgery, and culturing retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells for RPE banking.