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PURPOSE To compare central corneal thickness measurements and their reproducibility when taken by a rotating Scheimpflug camera, ultrasonic pachymetry, and scanning-slit corneal topography/pachymetry. DESIGN Experimental study. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-four eyes of 64 subjects without ocular abnormalities other than cataract. METHODS Corneal thickness(More)
PURPOSE To investigate age-related changes in ocular and corneal higher-order wavefront aberrations and elucidate relative contributions of the cornea and the lens in the age-related changes. DESIGN Observational case series. METHODS Corneal and ocular higher-order wavefront aberrations in the central 6 mm diameter were measured with videokeratography(More)
PURPOSE We studied the possibility that tranilast, an antiallergic and antiproliferative drug, may be beneficial for the treatment of pterygium. METHODS Pterygium-derived cells were identified by immunohistochemical methods. Growth rate of pterygium-derived cells was determined by using a hemocytometer. Chemotaxis was determined in a microchemotaxis(More)
Hyaluronan (HA) is a promising drug carrier for cancer therapy because of its CD44 targeting ability, good biocompatibility, and biodegradability. In this study, cisplatin (CDDP)-incorporating HA nanogels were fabricated through a chelating ligand-metal coordination cross-linking reaction. We conjugated chelating ligands, iminodiacetic acid or malonic acid,(More)
The patterns of food intake change which are effective for weight loss have not been clearly researched yet. The objective of this study was to examine the correlation between food intake change patterns and body weight loss. One hundred and two overweight women completed a 2-day dietary record before and after a 12-week weight-reduction program, and 28(More)
Intraperitoneal administration of chemotherapeutics is expected for the treatment of peritoneally disseminated gastric cancer because of poor migration of the drugs from the systemic circulation to the peritoneal cavity. In this study, for intraperitoneal delivery of cisplatin (CDDP), we developed a hyaluronan (HA)-based hybrid system in which CDDP-loaded(More)
BACKGROUND Eyelash extensions involve the attachment of synthetic eyelashes made of chemical fibers or other materials individually onto natural lashes. However, there are no uniform or well-established guidelines for this procedure. Consultations with ophthalmologists and local consumer centers regarding eyelash-extension-related skin and eye disorders(More)
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