Preoperative evaluation of cultured human corneal limbal epithelium on amniotic membrane by confocal microscopy.

@article{Mimura2007PreoperativeEO,
  title={Preoperative evaluation of cultured human corneal limbal epithelium on amniotic membrane by confocal microscopy.},
  author={Tatsuya Mimura and Satoru Yamagami and Tomohiko Usui and Seiichi Yokoo and Kyoko Ono and Norihiko Honda and Atsuko Kaneda and Kenji Sugisaki and Rony R. Sayegh and Shiro Amano},
  journal={Current eye research},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={
          407-11
        }
}
PURPOSE Although sheet transplantation with cultured corneal limbal epithelium has been widely performed as a strategy for ocular surface reconstruction, there has been no optimal method for evaluating the morphology of these sheets prior to transplantation. We propose the use of in vivo confocal microscopy as a novel method for the evaluation of limbal corneal epithelium cultured on amniotic membrane. METHODS Human limbal epithelial sheets were grown on amniotic membranes by following a… CONTINUE READING

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