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PURPOSE We compared an iontophoresis riboflavin delivery technique for transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking (I-CXL) with a conventional CXL (C-CXL). METHODS We designed three experimental sets using 152 New Zealand rabbits to study riboflavin application by iontophoresis using charged riboflavin solution (Ricrolin+) with a 1-mA current for 5(More)
PURPOSE To investigate type XII collagen expression in corneal scars in vivo. METHODS Type XII collagen protein expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in human corneal scars and in a mouse model of corneal scarring at several time points (from day 7 to day 210) after full-thickness excision. Alternative splice variants of the NC3 and NC1 domains(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the expression of the bone morphogenetic protein-1 (BMP-1)/tolloid-like proteinases (collectively called BTPs), which include BMP-1, mammalian tolloid (mTLD), and mammalian tolloid-like 1 (mTLL-1) and 2 (mTLL-2), as well as the associated proteins procollagen C-proteinase enhancers (PCPE-1 and -2), in corneal scarring. METHODS(More)
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