Tear and mucus eotaxin-1 and eotaxin-2 in allergic keratoconjunctivitis.

@article{Leonardi2003TearAM,
  title={Tear and mucus eotaxin-1 and eotaxin-2 in allergic keratoconjunctivitis.},
  author={Andrea Leonardi and Peter J. Jose and Hong Zhan and Virginia L. Calder},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2003},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={
          487-92
        }
}

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Relationship between tear eotaxin-2 and MMP-9 with ocular allergy and corneal topography in keratoconus patients

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Clinical Usefulness of Monitoring Expression Levels of CCL24 (Eotaxin-2) mRNA on the Ocular Surface in Patients with Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis and Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis

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