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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to establish an ex vivo model of coxsackievirus infection since there seems to be no suitable disease model currently. METHODS Human conjunctival epithelial cells (HCECs) were cultured for 2 weeks in a serum-free air-liquid interface system to produce a multilayered structure. The cells were infected with(More)
PURPOSE To compare corneal flaps created in rabbits with a 60 kHz femtosecond (FS) laser using different levels of raster energy and to measure early inflammation, corneal stromal cell death, and late postoperative adhesion strength. METHODS Sixty rabbits were divided into three groups of 20 each. A flap 110 µm thick and 9.0 mm in diameter was made in one(More)
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