Update on Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation

  title={Update on Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation},
  author={Pejman Bakhtiari and Ali R Djalilian},
  booktitle={Middle East African journal of ophthalmology},
Limbal epithelial stem cells are the primary source of corneal epithelial cell regeneration. Limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD) can develop in traumatic, immunologic, or genetic diseases that affect the ocular surface. LSCD leads to conjunctivalization, with corneal vascularization and opacification and subsequent loss of vision. Limbal stem cell transplantation is a surgical treatment to address LSCD and restore a corneal epithelial phenotype. Based on the source of cells, limbal transplant… CONTINUE READING


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