Recovering vision in corneal epithelial stem cell deficient eyes.

  title={Recovering vision in corneal epithelial stem cell deficient eyes.},
  author={Kiranjit K Bains and Hideki Fukuoka and Greg M Hammond and Andrew J. Quantock},
  journal={Contact lens & anterior eye : the journal of the British Contact Lens Association},
A healthy corneal epithelium, which is essential for proper vision and protection from external pathogens, is continuously replenished throughout life by stem cells located at the limbus. In diseased or injured eyes, however, in which stem cells are deficient, severe ocular problems manifest themselves. These are notoriously difficult to manage and as a result the last 20 or so years has seen a number of therapeutic strategies emerge that aim to recover the ocular surface and restore vision in… CONTINUE READING
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