In vivo confocal microscopy of the cornea to assess tissue regenerative response after biomaterial implantation in humans.
2013 (English)In: Corneal Regenerative Medicine: Methods and ProtocolsPart IV / [ed] Bernice Wright; Che J Connon, Humana Press, 2013, Vol. 1014, 211-23 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Laser-scanning in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) of the cornea is becoming an increasingly popular tool to examine the living human cornea with cellular-level detail in both healthy and pathologic states. Here, we describe the use of the IVCM technique to examine the processes of tissue healing and regeneration in the living human eye after biomaterial implantation. The regenerative response can be assessed by performing longitudinal IVCM imaging of a laboratory-made, cell-free biomaterial, after direct implantation into a pathologic eye as a primary alternative to human donor tissue transplantation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Humana Press, 2013. Vol. 1014, 211-23 p.
, Methods in Molecular Biology, ISSN 1064-3745 ; 1014
Cell and Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-98695DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-432-6_15PubMedID: 23690016ISBN: 978-1-62703-431-9 (print)ISBN: 978-1-62703-432-6 (online)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-98695DiVA: diva2:655381