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Title: A mouse model of lamellar intrastromal femtosecond laser keratotomy: Ultra-structural, inflammatory, and wound healing responses
Authors: Angunawela, R.I.
Poh, R.
Chaurasia, S.S.
Tan, D.T.
Mehta, J.S. 
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Angunawela, R.I.,Poh, R.,Chaurasia, S.S.,Tan, D.T.,Mehta, J.S. (2011). A mouse model of lamellar intrastromal femtosecond laser keratotomy: Ultra-structural, inflammatory, and wound healing responses. Molecular Vision 17 : 3005-3012. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Purpose: The availability of knockout mouse species provide a highly versatile platform for critically examining the corneal wound healing response. We aimed to develop and characterize the wound healing response in a mouse model of intrastromal femtosecond laser (FSL) keratotomy. Methods: An intrastromal lamellar dissection using a Visumax FSL was performed on 16 wild type mice (C57BL6). The energy level was optimized at 150nJ. The FSL was programmed to perform a lamellar dissection at 50 μM depth without sidecut. The flap was not lifted. Fellow eyes were used as controls. Slit lamp photography and confocal microscopy were performed immediately before the mice were sacrificed 4 h, 1, 3, and 7 days post surgery. Corneas were harvested for immunocytochemistry, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and light microscopy (LM). Results: Confocal microscopy showed an absence of keratocytes in the area immediately surrounding the dissection plane. The dissection plane and individual FSL plasma cavitation bubbles were clearly evident on TEM. There was evidence of Keratocyte cell death along the laser resection plane on TEM. LM revealed the dissection plane at a 20 μM depth, although not all epithelial cell layers were intact. Staining for monocytes using antibodies for CD11b (cluster of differentiation 11b) showed early migration at the peripheries at 4 h that increased at 24 h and became more central in treated corneas (p
Source Title: Molecular Vision
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109894
ISSN: 10900535
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