Accession Number:

ADA626557

Title:

Early Intervention Stem Cell-Based Therapy (EISCBT) for Corneal Burns and Trauma

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 22 Sep 2014-21 Sep 2015

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Corneal trauma and chemical burns lead to corneal scarring, producing a long-term reduction in vision, sometimes blindness. Corneal scarring and decompensation are the second-most common causes of poor vision among ocular injuries in combat, commonly caused by explosions with fragmentary munitions and by chemical and thermal exposure.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE