Normal vs. Diseased Retina (IMAGE) Boston Children's Hospital Caption At left, a normal mouse retina; at right, abnormal blood vessel growth in a mouse with retinopathy. An omega-3-based diet dampened this abnormal growth in a mouse model of retinopathy, a disease affecting many premature newborns as well as adults with diabetes. Unchecked, this vessel growth can cause retinal detachment and blindness. Credit Courtesy Kip Connor, PhD, Children's Hospital Boston. Usage Restrictions Please credit as indicated. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.