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Bacterial biofilm diversity in contact lens-related disease: emerging role of Achromobacter, Stenotrophomonas, and Delftia.
PURPOSE Multi-species biofilms associated with contact lens cases and lenses can predispose individuals to contact lens-related inflammatory complications. Our study used culture-independent methodsExpand
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Microkeratome-assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty.
Microkeratome-assisted anterior lamellar keratoplasty has emerged as a surgical option for conditions affecting the clarity of the outer 200 mum of the cornea. Herein we describe the outcome of aExpand
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Predictability of Donor Lamellar Graft Diameter and Thickness in an Artificial Anterior Chamber System
Purpose. To identify factors affecting the predictability and report results of donor lamellar graft diameter and thickness in an artificial anterior chamber obtained with a microkeratome. Methods.Expand
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Biological activity of N-(4-hydroxyphenyl) retinamide-O-glucuronide in corneal and conjunctival cells of rabbits and humans.
Previous studies of topical retinoic acid for treatment of ocular surface disease met with limited success due to instability and irritancy of the retinoid and lack of efficacy inExpand
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Long-term administration of topical interferon alfa-2beta in the treatment of conjunctival squamous papilloma.
Interferon alfa-2 is a well-known antiviral therapy with potent antiproliferative properties. Presumably, this has been the basis for its intralesional and short-term topical administration forExpand
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Ocular surface health with contact lens wear
Eye care practitioners (ECPs) would tend to agree that wearing contact lenses increases the risk for infection, but millions of patients are still fitted with lenses every year because ECPs feel thatExpand
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The multipotential cells of the limbus
Ample evidence exists that there is a centripetal movement of cells from the periphery of the cornea toward the centre. While conjunctival cells have the capacity to transdifferentiate into cornealExpand
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Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells: Decreased serotonin fluorescence and stable argyrophil-cell numbers in acute hypoxia
SummaryWe recorded serotonin-emission intensity using formalin induced fluorescence and counted the number of neuroendocrine cells (NEC's) and neuroepithelial bodies (NEB's) containing argyrophilExpand
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Standardization of Formaldehyde-Induced Fluoresecence and its Measurement to Quantify Serotonim Emission in Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Cells
We describe a modified and standardized quantitative FIF procedure for producing fluorophores and measuring emission intensity of serotonin-containing neuroepithelial bodies (NEB's) in the rabbitExpand
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Tectonic Lamellar Keratoplasty Utilizing a Microkeratome and an Artificial Anterior Chamber System
Purpose. To describe a technique and report results of tectonic lamellar keratoplasty using tissue harvested with a microkeratome from a corneoscleral rim mounted in an artificial anterior chamberExpand
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