Advances in Corneal Research: Selected Transactions of the by Jonathan H. Lass

By Jonathan H. Lass

those court cases of the Fourth foreign Congress at the Cornea proceed a practice of summarizing the state-of-the paintings easy and medical learn in cornea and ex ternal ailments because the first Congress used to be held in 1964. Reflecting the rising impor tance of refractive surgical procedure, of the twelve periods of the Congress have been dedicated to refractive surgical procedure; this can be mirrored in an emphasis in those lawsuits. additionally, an en tire consultation was once dedicated to the molecular and mobile biology of the cornea with impor tant new info at the function of progress components and cytokine modulation of corneal wound therapeutic. inside of those complaints a world workforce of professional researchers and practitioners give you the most up-to-date insights into the tear movie and ocular floor, corneal trans plantation and eyebanking, the corneal stroma and endothelium, touch lenses, microbial and nonmicrobial keratitis, keratoconus, and international corneal overall healthiness. outstanding topics coated comprise the most recent realizing of the barrier functionality of the ocular floor epithelium, corneal hydration keep an eye on, the molecular mechanisms con trolling gene expression in corneal wound therapeutic, stromal pithelial interactions within the cornea, the immunology of blepharitis, the impression of touch lenses at the conjunctiva, morphologic and sensible evaluate of the human corneal endothelium, long term fol low-up of penetrating keratoplasty in keratoconus, the Tampa trephine penetrating kerato plasty, and the refractive result of the Nidek EC-5000 excimer laser.

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