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Pathogenic role of Demodex mites in blepharitis
Purpose of reviewTo summarize the key literature and our research experience regarding Demodex infestation as a potential cause of ocular inflammatory diseases with a special emphasis on DemodexExpand
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Long-term outcome of keratolimbal allograft with or without penetrating keratoplasty for total limbal stem cell deficiency.
PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term outcome of ocular surface reconstruction, including keratolimbal allograft (KLAL) and amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT) with or without penetratingExpand
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In vitro and in vivo killing of ocular Demodex by tea tree oil
Aims: To compare the in vitro killing effect of different agents on Demodex and to report the in vivo killing effect of tea tree oil (TTO) on ocular Demodex. Methods: Survival time of Demodex wasExpand
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High prevalence of Demodex in eyelashes with cylindrical dandruff.
PURPOSE To determine the prevalence of Demodex in eyelashes with cylindrical dandruff (CD). METHODS A modified sampling and counting method was applied to 55 clinical cases. Patients were dividedExpand
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Nuclear p120 catenin unlocks mitotic block of contact-inhibited human corneal endothelial monolayers without disrupting adherent junctions
Summary Contact inhibition ubiquitously exists in non-transformed cells that are in contact with neighboring cells. This phenomenon explains the poor regenerative capacity of in vivo human cornealExpand
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Ex vivo expansion of limbal epithelial stem cells: amniotic membrane serving as a stem cell niche.
Identification, maintenance, and expansion of stem cells for subsequent transplantation has become a new strategy for treating many diseases in most medical subspecialties. The stem cells of theExpand
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Clinical Treatment of Ocular Demodecosis by Lid Scrub With Tea Tree Oil
Purpose: To report clinical outcome of treating ocular demodecosis by lid scrub with tea tree oil (TTO). Methods: Retrospective review of clinical results in 11 patients with ocular Demodex whoExpand
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A new isolation method of human limbal progenitor cells by maintaining close association with their niche cells.
In human corneal epithelium, self-renewal and fate decision of stem cells are highly regulated in a niche microenvironment called palisades of Vogt in the limbus. Herein, we discovered that digestionExpand
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Corneal epithelial stem cells at the limbus: looking at some old problems from a new angle.
Corneal epithelium is traditionally thought to be a self-sufficient, self-renewing tissue implying that its stem cells are located in its basal cell layer. Recent studies indicate however thatExpand
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Connexin 43 expression and proliferation of human limbal epithelium on intact and denuded amniotic membrane.
PURPOSE Stem cell (SC)-containing limbal basal epithelium and transient amplifying cell (TAC)-containing corneal basal epithelium lie on different mesenchymal matrices. The gap junction proteinExpand
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