Corneal epithelial dystrophy

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Corneal epithelial dystrophy

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The terms "Corneal epithelial dystrophy" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Establishment of a human corneal epithelial cell line lacking the functional TACSTD2 gene as an in vitro model for gelatinous drop-like dystrophy.
 

Author(s): Koji Kitazawa, Satoshi Kawasaki, Katsuhiko Shinomiya, Keita Aoi, Akira Matsuda, Toshinari Funaki, Kenta Yamasaki, Mina Nakatsukasa, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Akira Murakami, Junji Hamuro, Shigeru Kinoshita

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Gelatinous drop-like corneal dystrophy (GDLD) is characterized by subepithelial amyloid deposition that engenders severe vision loss. The exact mechanism of this disease has yet to be elucidated. No fundamental treatment exists. This study was conducted to establish an immortalized ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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Corneal nerve architecture in a donor with unilateral epithelial basement membrane dystrophy.
 

Author(s): Jiucheng He, Haydee E P Bazan

Journal: Ophthalmic Res.. 2013 ;49(4):185-91.

 

Epithelial basement membrane dystrophy (EBMD) is by far the most common corneal dystrophy. In this study, we used a newly developed method of immunofluorescence staining and imaging to study the entire corneal nerve architecture of a donor with unilateral EBMD.

Last Updated: 21 May 2013

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Allele-specific siRNA silencing for the common keratin 12 founder mutation in Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy.
 

Author(s): Edwin H A Allen, Sarah D Atkinson, Haihui Liao, Jonathan E Moore, Deena M Leslie Pedrioli, Frances J D Smith, William H Irwin McLean, C B Tara Moore

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To identify an allele-specific short interfering RNA (siRNA), against the common KRT12 mutation Arg135Thr in Meesmann epithelial corneal dystrophy (MECD) as a personalized approach to treatment.

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2013

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Transplantation of Tissue Cultured Human Amniotic Epithelial Cells Onto Damaged Ocular Surfaces
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Corneal Epithelial Dystrophy

 

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2008

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