Excision of sclerocorneal limbus in dogs and resulting clinical events: study of an experimental model

Excisão do limbo esclerocorneano de cães e eventos clínicos decorrentes: estudo de um modelo experimental

The consequences of complete removal of the sclerocorneal limbus epithelium were evaluated, as well as the model for such, in which n-heptanol and superficial keratectomy were used. The association of n-heptanol and keratectomy allowed a complete excision of stem cells. Moreover, the destruction of these cells led to significant tectonic alterations that could be employed as a feasible model for clinical experimentation of corneal transplantation.

dog; stem cell; cornea

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