Wenzhao Yang

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PURPOSE Plasminogen kringle 5 (K5) is a potent angiogenic inhibitor. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of K5 on alkali-burn-induced corneal neovascularization (NV) and to investigate its mechanism of action. METHODS Corneal NV was induced in rabbits by NaOH. The rabbits received eye drops containing K5 or vehicle(More)
PURPOSE To prepare amniotic extraction (AE) and to test its antiangiogenic effect in vivo and in vitro. METHODS AE was prepared and diluted to 50, 100, and 200 microg/mL concentrations. Alkali burn-induced corneal neovascularization (NV) was produced and topically treated with different concentrations of AE or 0.1% dexamethasone for 7 days. Normal saline(More)
BACKGROUND Dry eye is a multifactorial disease of the tears and the ocular surface. This study aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, pranoprofen, in the treatment of dry eye. METHODS It is a prospective, multi-center, randomized, controlled, parallel group study. One hundred and fifteen patients with mild to(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and assess a new dry eye questionnaire applicable to the Chinese population. METHODS Based on literature review and clinical practice, a dry eye questionnaire was developed and optimized to apply to Chinese dry eye patients in the language expression and culture background. Participants (78 patients with dry eye and 82 controls)(More)
Myopia incidence in China is rapidly becoming a very serious sight compromising problem in a large segment of the general population. Therefore, delineating the underlying mechanisms leading to myopia will markedly lessen the likelihood of other sight compromising complications. In this regard, there is some evidence that patients afflicted with familial(More)
MK2 activation by p38 MAPK selectively induces inflammation in various diseases. We determined if a MK2 inhibitor (MK2i), improves cornea wound healing by inhibiting inflammation caused by burning rat corneas with alkali. Our study, for the first time, demonstrated that MK2i inhibited alkali burn-induced MK2 activation as well as rises in inflammation based(More)
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