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From: Cellular therapy of the corneal stroma: a new type of corneal surgery for keratoconus and corneal dystrophies

Fig. 3

Corneal stroma enhancement with decellularized human corneal stroma with h-ADASC recellularization in the rabbit animal model. a Hematoxylin-eosin staining of a rabbit cornea with an implanted graft of decellularized human corneal stroma with h-ADASC colonization. (magnification 200×); b) Human cells (arrows), labelled with CM-DiI, around and inside the implant confirming the presence of living human cells inside the rabbit corneal stroma; c) Same section showing human keratocan and their eventual differentiation into human keratocytes (arrows) (magnification 400×); Abbreviations: Epi: epithelium; Str: stroma

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