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The majority of chemical solar filters are cytotoxic, particularly on sensitive ocular cells (corneal and conjunctival cells). Consequently, a non-cytotoxic UV filter would be interesting in dermatology, but more especially in ophthalmology. In fact, light damage to the eye can be avoided thanks to a very efficient ocular antioxidant system; indeed, the(More)
BACKGROUND The determination of plasma metanephrines (MNs) provides a highly sensitive test for the diagnosis of catecholamine producing tumors. Chromatographic determinations with electrochemical or mass spectrometric detections are the methods of choice, but immunological assays have been developed. This study evaluated the clinical performances of a(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated whether the increase of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) monocyte expression and chemokine releases induced by oxidised low density lipoproteins (LDL), which participate to vascular tissue remodeling and to atherosclerotic plaque rupture, involved proinflammatory phospholipid products having platelet-activating factor(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of vegetable oil enrichment of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells on their biochemical and biophysical properties. For this, RPE cells were incubated with 4 different vegetables oils (olive oil, corn oil, argan oil, and camelina oil). The cytotoxicity of these vegetable oils was assessed in vivo on(More)
PURPOSE Ocular side effects in patients using eye drops may be due to intolerance to the vector used in eye drops. Castor oil is the commonly used lipophilic vector but has been shown to be cytotoxic. Effects on cells of four oils (olive, camelina, Aleurites moluccana, maize) were compared with those of castor oil in human conjunctival cells. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE We investigated the effects of various rinsing and healing protocols on corneal wound repair and inflammation following alkali burn in rabbits. METHODS We conducted in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo studies. First, different rinse solutions were tested in vitro after incubation of ocular cells with methanol or NaOH. Cell viability was then assessed(More)
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