Basic fibroblast growth factor stimulates epithelial cell growth and epithelial wound healing in canine corneas.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) on the proliferation of canine corneal epithelial cells and epithelial wound healing. ANIMAL STUDIED Canine corneal epithelial cells from the corneas of euthanized dogs and corneal epithelial wounds on one eye from each of 24 dogs. PROCEDURES The proliferation of corneal… CONTINUE READING