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Volume 15 Supplement 1

Proceedings of the 2nd Ocular Cell Biology Symposium at Wakayama


Publication of this supplement was funded by the Department of Ophthalmology, the Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine. The articles have been through the journal's standard peer review process.

Wakayama, Japan9-10 November 2013

  1. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the major cause of evaporative dry eye disease (EDED) and dysfunction is widely thought to mechanistically involve ductal hyperkeratinization, plugging and obstruction. Thi...

    Authors: James V. Jester, Geraint J. Parfitt and Donald J. Brown
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2015 15(Suppl 1):156
  2. Although the mechanism of dry eye disease is not clearly understood, it is certain that inflammation and the immune response play a major role in determining the health of the ocular surface in dry eye patient...

    Authors: Kyung-Sun Na, Kyu-Yeon Hwang, Hyun-Soo Lee, So-Hyang Chung, Jee Won Mok and Choun-Ki Joo
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2015 15(Suppl 1):159
  3. Conjunctival and subconjunctival fibrogenesis and inflammation are sight compromising side effects that can occur subsequent to glaucoma filtration surgery. Despite initial declines in intraocular pressure res...

    Authors: Osamu Yamanaka, Ai Kitano-Izutani, Katsuo Tomoyose and Peter S. Reinach
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2015 15(Suppl 1):157
  4. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have become a promising tool for cell therapy in regenerative medicine. They are readily available, demonstrate powerful differentiation capabilities and present immunosuppressive ...

    Authors: Liyun Zhang, Vivien Jane Coulson-Thomas, Tarsis Gesteira Ferreira and Winston W. Y. Kao
    Citation: BMC Ophthalmology 2015 15(Suppl 1):155

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