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CURRENT OPHTHALMOLOGY
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-15

Corneal epithelial wound healing.


Leelavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai (VBA), India

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Vinay B Agrawal
Leelavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai (VBA)
India
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PMID: 12701857

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One of the important functions of the cornea is to maintain normal vision by refracting light onto the lens and retina. This property is dependent in part on the ability of the corneal epithelium to undergo continuous renewal. Epithelial renewal is essential because it enables this tissue to act as a barrier that protects the corneal interior from becoming infected by noxious environmental agents. The renewal process also maintains the smooth optical surface of the cornea. This rate of renewal is closely maintained by an integrated balance between the processes of corneal epithelial proliferation, differentiation, and cell death. Attempts to understand this complex cascade make it evident that the appropriate integration and coordination of corneal epithelial renewal depends on the actions of a myriad of cytokines. We have attempted in this review to collate the receptor and cell signaling events and cytokine studies that are responsible for mediating corneal wound healing.


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