Cornea 2001 Apr;20(3):309-16
Department of Surgery, Burns & Allen Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of California at Los Angeles Medical School Affiliate, 90048, USA.
Purpose: Activated myofibroblasts and macrophages are often found in corneal wound models. The current study was performed to determine whether human diseased corneas that had active tissue remodeling and enzyme activities also possessed myofibroblasts, macrophages, major histocompatibility complex class II cells, and/or CD-68-positive cells.
Methods: Normal, keratoconus, keratoconus with hydrops, bullous keratopathy, map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy, failed grafts, and acid burn/neovascularized corneas were collected, frozen in OCT, sectioned, and stained with antibodies to alpha smooth muscle actin (myofibroblast marker), CD14 (macrophage marker), CD68 (lysosomal membrane marker), and HLA-DR (major histocompatibility complex class II cells). Read More