PrefaceThe Santen International Symposium ""Corneal Healing Responses to Injuries and Refractive Surgeries"", was held to bring together those working in the field of corneal disorders and refractive surgeries to provide them with a forum in which the latest developments could be presented and discussed. Over the last decade, the crystal clear and transparent corneas have been challenged by various types of surgical insult to correct refractive errors. These Proceedings provide a comprehensive coverage of the material covered in this Symposium, allowing the reader to remain up-to-date on the l
PREFACE; CONTRIBUTORS; CORNEAL EPITHELIAL WOUND HEALING; PHENOTYPIC CHANGES OF CELL ACTIVITY DURINGCORNEAL WOUND HEALING; GROWTH FACTORS AND CYTOKINES IN CORNEAL WOUNDHEALING; REGULATION OF EPITHELIAL CELL PROLIFERATIONDURING CORNEAL REPAIR; SPARC: A CONTRACTION-STIMULATING FACTOR DERIVEDFROM CORNEAL EPITHELIAL CELLS; REGULATING OF LIMBAL EPITHELIAL STEM CELLS; CORNEAL AND CONJUNCTIVAL EPITHELIAL STEM CELLSPLAY A CENTRAL ROLE IN THE RESPONSE OF ANTERIOROCULAR SURFACE EPITHELIA TO INJURIES; ALTERATIONS IN EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX INEXPERIMENTAL ALKALI BURN OF THE CORNEA WOUND HEALING RESPONSES IN TEAR FLUID AFTERPHOTOREFRACTIVE KERATECTOMYCORNEAL RESPONSES TO THE EXCIMER LASER; CORNEAL WOUND HEALING RESPONSES TO REFRACTIVESURGERY; KERATOCYTE APOPTOSIS: INITIATION OF WOUNDHEALING FOLLOWING REFRACTIVE SURGICALPROCEDURES; INDEX OF AUTHORS
Papers presented at the Santen International Symposium. Includes bibliographical references and index.