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Role of Lumican in the Corneal Epithelium during Wound Healing*
Lumican regulates collagenous matrix assembly as a keratan sulfate proteoglycan in the cornea and is also present in the connective tissues of other organs and embryonic corneal stroma as aExpand
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Screening for dry eye with newly developed ocular surface thermographer.
PURPOSE To evaluate the newly developed Ocular Surface Thermographer (TOMEY Corporation) for dry eye screening. DESIGN Prospective, controlled study. METHODS We studied 30 eyes of 30 patientsExpand
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Association of Toll-like receptor 4 gene polymorphisms in Japanese subjects with primary open-angle, normal-tension, and exfoliation glaucoma.
PURPOSE To determine whether polymorphisms in the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) gene are associated with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), normal-tension glaucoma (NTG), and exfoliation glaucomaExpand
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In vivo confocal microscopic evidence of keratopathy in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome.
PURPOSE To measure the density of cells in different layers of the cornea and to determine whether morphologic changes of the subbasal corneal nerve plexus are present in eyes with theExpand
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Cytomegalovirus as an etiologic factor in corneal endotheliitis.
PURPOSE To investigate clinical manifestations and response to antiviral therapy of 8 patients with cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced corneal endotheliitis who were diagnosed and treated at 2 universityExpand
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Clinical features and management of cytomegalovirus corneal endotheliitis: analysis of 106 cases from the Japan corneal endotheliitis study
Aims The purpose of this study is to elucidate the clinical manifestations and the current treatment status of cytomegalovirus (CMV) endotheliitis via a large case series obtained from a nationalExpand
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New method for evaluation of early phase tear clearance by anterior segment optical coherence tomography
To describe a new method of measuring early phase tear clearance by anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS‐OCT).
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Response of lens epithelial cells to injury: role of lumican in epithelial-mesenchymal transition.
PURPOSE Lens epithelial cells (LECs) undergo epithelial-mesenchcymal transition (EMT) after injury and transform into myofibroblasts positive for alpha-smooth muscle actin (alphaSMA), an establishedExpand
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Demonstration of aqueous streaming through a laser iridotomy window against the corneal endothelium.
OBJECTIVE To determine the pathogenesis of the bullous keratopathy that is frequently observed in patients after argon laser iridotomy (ALI) by comparing the changes in aqueous flow after ALI withExpand
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Demonstration of "owl's eye" morphology by confocal microscopy in a patient with presumed cytomegalovirus corneal endotheliitis.
PURPOSE To report confocal microscopic observations of characteristic corneal endothelial lesions in a patient with presumed cytomegalovirus (CMV) corneal endotheliitis. DESIGN Case report. Expand
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