Rats are among the most widespread models for research. As long as no other species are needed for regulatory reasons, or surgical requirements are not limited by the small size of the rat eye, rats are used for the study of a large number of different aspects. Hence, a wide range of different models are offered by STZ, a selection of which is presented here.

Rat models

  • Light Toxicity
  • RCS Rat
  • ROP Retinopathy of prematurity in rat
  • Trace element deficiency (zinc, etc.)
  • Laser induced choroidal neo-vascularization
  • Cell culture of rat RPE cells