Prospects for endothelial transplantation.

  title={Prospects for endothelial transplantation.},
  author={Katrin Engelmann and J{\"u}rgen Bednarz and Monika Valtink},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  volume={78 3},
BACKGROUND The human corneal endothelium has a limited proliferative capacity in vivo. Until now it has only been possible to replace damaged endothelium by transplantation of a donor cornea. After establishing methods for the isolation and in vitro cultivation of human corneal endothelial cells (HCEC), transplantation of these cells may be an alternative therapeutic option. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this review methods for the in vitro cultivation of HCEC and their transplantation onto the… CONTINUE READING
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