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13 years of cultured limbal epithelial cell therapy: A review of the outcomes
- O. Baylis, F. Figueiredo, C. Henein, M. Lako, S. Ahmad
- Journal of cellular biochemistry
- 1 April 2011
The cornea is the clear tissue at the front of the eye which enables the transmission of light to the retina for normal vision. The surface of the cornea is composed of an epithelium which is renewed… Expand
Successful Clinical Implementation of Corneal Epithelial Stem Cell Therapy for Treatment of Unilateral Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
The corneal epithelium is maintained by a population of stem cells known as limbal stem cells (LSCs) due to their location in the basal layer of the outer border of the cornea known as the limbus.… Expand
Corneal first surface wavefront aberrations before and after pterygium surgery.
PURPOSE To determine the higher order aberrations at the corneal first surface before and after surgery for pterygium. METHODS Data were drawn from a longitudinal study of patients undergoing… Expand
Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells into Corneal Epithelial‐Like Cells by In Vitro Replication of the Corneal Epithelial Stem Cell Niche
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are pluripotent cells capable of differentiating into any cell type of the body. It has long been known that the adult stem cell niche is vital for the maintenance… Expand
Successful Application of Ex Vivo Expanded Human Autologous Oral Mucosal Epithelium for the Treatment of Total Bilateral Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
- Sai Kolli, S. Ahmad, H. Mudhar, A. Meeny, M. Lako, F. Figueiredo
- Biology, Medicine
- Stem cells
- 1 August 2014
Ocular surface reconstruction with ex vivo expanded limbal stem cells (LSCs) is a widely used clinical treatment for patients with limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD). This is not applicable to… Expand
Loss of corneal epithelial stem cell properties in outgrowths from human limbal explants cultured on intact amniotic membrane.
- Sai Kolli, M. Lako, F. Figueiredo, H. Mudhar, S. Ahmad
- Biology, Medicine
- Regenerative medicine
- 7 May 2008
BACKGROUND The corneal epithelium is renewed by stem cells located at the limbus, the so-called limbal stem cells (LSCs). Absence, damage or loss of the LSC population leads to the painful and… Expand
The limbal epithelium of the eye--a review of limbal stem cell biology, disease and treatment.
- Charles Osei-Bempong, F. Figueiredo, M. Lako
- Biology, Medicine
- BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular…
- 1 March 2013
The limbus is a narrow band of tissue that encircles the cornea, the transparent 'window' into the eye. The outermost layer of the cornea is the epithelium, which is necessary for clear vision. The… Expand
Co-expression of SARS-CoV-2 entry genes in the superficial adult human conjunctival, limbal and corneal epithelium suggests an additional route of entry via the ocular surface
Abstract Purpose The high infection rate of SARS-CoV-2 necessitates the need for multiple studies identifying the molecular… Expand
Tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-1beta mediate the production of nitric oxide involved in the pathogenesis of ifosfamide induced hemorrhagic cystitis in mice.
PURPOSE We investigated the participation of nitric oxide in ifosfamide induced hemorrhagic cystitis in mice, and the involvement of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and interleukin (IL)-1beta in… Expand
One-Year Efficacy and Safety of 0.1% Cyclosporine a Cationic Emulsion in the Treatment of Severe Dry Eye Disease
- C. Baudouin, M. S. de la Maza, +4 authors A. Leonardi
- European journal of ophthalmology
- 1 July 2017
Purpose The SANSIKA study evaluated the efficacy/safety of 0.1% (1 mg/mL) cyclosporine A cationic emulsion (CsA CE) for treating dry eye disease (DED) with severe keratitis. The double-masked phase… Expand