Vol 3-1 Commentary

Commentary: Three-year Outcomes of Trabeculectomy and Ahmed Valve Implant in Patients with Prior Failed Filtering Surgeries

Shibandri Das MD1*

Julia Yee BA2

Xiaofan Mi MD1

Nariman Nassiri MD MPH1

Mark S. Juzych MD MHSA1

Bret A. Hughes MD1

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Vol 3-1 Mini Review Article

Hot Topics in Limbal Stem Cells Culture: Mini Review

Dina Javid1*, Jie Zhang2, Daryoush Hamidi Alamdari3

1Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2Department of Ophthalmology, New Zealand National Eye Centre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

3Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

One of the most effective treatments for Limbal Stem Cells Deficiency (LSCD) is Cultivated Limbal Epithelial Stem Cells (CLET). Precise knowledge of limbal stem cells culture increase the quality of treatment, mitigate the side effects and complications of organ transplantation, and expedite the treatment process. However, protocols for CLET need further optimization and standardization. This mini review covers basic concepts and important criteria that should be taken into consideration in designing a successful CLET that can be helpful for other targets of regenerative medicine.

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