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A.C. Perry; Conjunctival Epithelial Growth on Various Substrates . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2003;44(13):3802.
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Purpose: To study the growth of conjunctival and corneal epithelial cells across various materials Methods: A cell line of conjunctival epithelial cells was developed from human conjunctiva and an existing line of corneal epithelial cells were used. These cells were placed on 20 mm disks of various material and their growth rate was observed and measured. The substrate materials that were studied were eyebank sclera, Alloderm, Vicryl mesh, acrylic, silicone, specialized polymers, hydroxyapatite, polyethylene, and alumina. Results: This study will not have the results available until the end of January. Conclusion: The results of the study are not yet known. The results of the study will be significant because it will indicate what type of implant materials and orbital implant wrapping materials will best re-epithelialize if exposed following surgical implantation.
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