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Deng Sophie

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California Los Angeles
DepartmentOphthalmology
Address100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles CA 90095
Phone(310) 206-7202
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    Ex Vivo Expansion of Human Limbal Stem Cells for Transplantation
    NIH/NEI R01EY021797Sep 1, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Le Q, Cordova D, Xu J, Deng SX. In Vivo Evaluation of the Limbus Using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2018 Jul; 7(4):12. PMID: 30112250.
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    2. Le Q, Samson CM, Deng SX. A Case of Corneal Neovascularization Misdiagnosed as Total Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. Cornea. 2018 May 16. PMID: 29781927.
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    3. Sung S, Selvin S, Bajwa N, Chantra S, Nowroozi B, Garritano J, Goell J, Li A, Deng SX, Brown E, Grundfest WS, Taylor ZD. THz imaging system for in vivo human cornea. IEEE Trans Terahertz Sci Technol. 2018 Jan; 8(1):27-37. PMID: 29430335.
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    4. Sung S, Dabironezare S, Llombart N, Selvin S, Bajwa N, Chantra S, Nowroozi B, Garritano J, Goell J, Li A, Deng SX, Brown E, Grundfest WS, Taylor ZD. Optical System Design for Noncontact, Normal Incidence, THz Imaging of in vivo Human Cornea. IEEE Trans Terahertz Sci Technol. 2018 Jan; 8(1):1-12. PMID: 29450106.
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    5. Le Q, Xu J, Deng SX. The diagnosis of limbal stem cell deficiency. Ocul Surf. 2018 Jan; 16(1):58-69. PMID: 29113917.
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    6. Mei H, González S, Nakatsu MN, Baclagon ER, Chen FV, Deng SX. Human adipose-derived stem cells support the growth of limbal stem/progenitor cells. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0186238. PMID: 29020119.
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    7. Deng SX, Lee WB, Hammersmith KM, Kuo AN, Li JY, Shen JF, Weikert MP, Shtein RM. Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty: Safety and Outcomes: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2018 Feb; 125(2):295-310. PMID: 28923499.
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    8. Jones L, Downie LE, Korb D, Benitez-Del-Castillo JM, Dana R, Deng SX, Dong PN, Geerling G, Hida RY, Liu Y, Seo KY, Tauber J, Wakamatsu TH, Xu J, Wolffsohn JS, Craig JP. TFOS DEWS II Management and Therapy Report. Ocul Surf. 2017 Jul; 15(3):575-628. PMID: 28736343.
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    9. Kulkarni M, Leszczynska A, Wei G, Winkler MA, Tang J, Funari VA, Deng N, Liu Z, Punj V, Deng SX, Ljubimov AV, Saghizadeh M. Genome-wide analysis suggests a differential microRNA signature associated with normal and diabetic human corneal limbus. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 14; 7(1):3448. PMID: 28615632.
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    10. González S, Chen L, Deng SX. Comparative Study of Xenobiotic-Free Media for the Cultivation of Human Limbal Epithelial Stem/Progenitor Cells. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2017 04; 23(4):219-227. PMID: 28346794.
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    11. Aravena C, Yu F, Deng SX. Outcomes of Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty in Patients With Previous Glaucoma Surgery. Cornea. 2017 Mar; 36(3):284-289. PMID: 27893525.
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    12. Chuephanich P, Supiyaphun C, Aravena C, Bozkurt TK, Yu F, Deng SX. Characterization of the Corneal Subbasal Nerve Plexus in Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. Cornea. 2017 Mar; 36(3):347-352. PMID: 27941384.
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    13. Chan E, Le Q, Codriansky A, Hong J, Xu J, Deng SX. Existence of Normal Limbal Epithelium in Eyes With Clinical Signs of Total Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. Cornea. 2016 Nov; 35(11):1483-1487. PMID: 27362882.
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    14. Le Q, Yang Y, Deng SX, Xu J. Correlation between the existence of the palisades of Vogt and limbal epithelial thickness in limbal stem cell deficiency. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr; 45(3):224-231. PMID: 27591548.
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    15. Lee WB, Kaufman SC, Deng SX, Shtein RM, Rosenblatt MI. Reply. Ophthalmology. 2016 07; 123(7):e42-3. PMID: 27342334.
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    16. Wang L, González S, Dai W, Deng S, Lu L. Effect of Hypoxia-regulated Polo-like Kinase 3 (Plk3) on Human Limbal Stem Cell Differentiation. J Biol Chem. 2016 08 05; 291(32):16519-29. PMID: 27281822; PMCID: PMC4974368 [Available on 08/05/17].
    17. Pellegrini G, Lambiase A, Macaluso C, Pocobelli A, Deng S, Cavallini GM, Esteki R, Rama P. From discovery to approval of an advanced therapy medicinal product-containing stem cells, in the EU. Regen Med. 2016 06; 11(4):407-20. PMID: 27091398.
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    18. González S, Mei H, Nakatsu MN, Baclagon ER, Deng SX. A 3D culture system enhances the ability of human bone marrow stromal cells to support the growth of limbal stem/progenitor cells. Stem Cell Res. 2016 Mar; 16(2):358-64. PMID: 26896856; PMCID: PMC4828302 [Available on 03/01/17].
    19. Chen JL, Lin BR, Gee KM, Gee JA, Chung DW, Frausto RF, Deng SX, Aldave AJ. Identification of presumed pathogenic KRT3 and KRT12 gene mutations associated with Meesmann corneal dystrophy. Mol Vis. 2015; 21:1378-86. PMID: 26788030; PMCID: PMC4704769.
    20. Tannan A, Vo RC, Chen JL, Yu F, Deng SX, Aldave AJ. Comparison of ACIOL Retention With IOL Exchange in Patients Undergoing Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty. Cornea. 2015 Sep; 34(9):1030-4. PMID: 26147836.
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    21. Chan EH, Chen L, Yu F, Deng SX. Epithelial Thinning in Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct; 160(4):669-77.e4. PMID: 26163009.
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    22. Chan EH, Chen L, Rao JY, Yu F, Deng SX. Limbal Basal Cell Density Decreases in Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct; 160(4):678-84.e4. PMID: 26149968; PMCID: PMC4958454.
    23. Marcet MM, Shtein RM, Bradley EA, Deng SX, Meyer DR, Bilyk JR, Yen MT, Lee WB, Mawn LA. Safety and Efficacy of Lacrimal Drainage System Plugs for Dry Eye Syndrome: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2015 Aug; 122(8):1681-7. PMID: 26038339.
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    24. Sy ME, Kovoor TA, Tannan A, Choi D, Deng SX, Danesh J, Hamilton DR. Combined astigmatic keratotomy and conductive keratoplasty to correct high corneal astigmatism. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015 May; 41(5):1050-6. PMID: 25935339.
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    25. Lee WB, Shtein RM, Kaufman SC, Deng SX, Rosenblatt MI. Boston Keratoprosthesis: Outcomes and Complications: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul; 122(7):1504-11. PMID: 25934510.
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    26. Taylor ZD, Garritano J, Sung S, Bajwa N, Bennett DB, Nowroozi B, Tewari P, Sayre JW, Hubschman JP, Deng SX, Brown ER, Grundfest WS. THz and mm-Wave Sensing of Corneal Tissue Water Content: In Vivo Sensing and Imaging Results. IEEE Trans Terahertz Sci Technol. 2015 Mar; 5(2):184-196. PMID: 26161292.
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    27. Taylor ZD, Garritano J, Sung S, Bajwa N, Bennett DB, Nowroozi B, Tewari P, Sayre J, Hubschman JP, Deng S, Brown ER, Grundfest WS. THz and mm-Wave Sensing of Corneal Tissue Water Content: Electromagnetic Modeling and Analysis. IEEE Trans Terahertz Sci Technol. 2015 Mar; 5(2):170-183. PMID: 26322247.
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    28. Sung S, Garritano J, Bajwa N, Deng S, Hubschman JP, Grundfest WS, Taylor ZD. Preliminary results of non-contact THz imaging of cornea. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2015 Feb 07; 9362. PMID: 26321784.
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    29. Deng SX, Sanchez PJ, Chen L. Clinical outcomes of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty using eye bank-prepared tissues. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Mar; 159(3):590-6. PMID: 25526945.
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    30. Hong J, Le Q, Deng SX, Cao W, Xu J. Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis misdiagnosed as fungal keratitis by in vivo confocal microscopy: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2014 Dec 13; 7:907. PMID: 25495791; PMCID: PMC4417546.
    31. Cui X, Hong J, Wang F, Deng SX, Yang Y, Zhu X, Wu D, Zhao Y, Xu J. Assessment of corneal epithelial thickness in dry eye patients. Optom Vis Sci. 2014 Dec; 91(12):1446-54. PMID: 25279779; PMCID: PMC4302058.
    32. Hong J, Qian T, Yang Y, Jiang C, Liu Z, Sun X, Deng SX, Xu J. Corneal epithelial thickness map in long-term soft contact lenses wearers. Optom Vis Sci. 2014 Dec; 91(12):1455-61. PMID: 25303838.
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    33. Schlötzer-Schrehardt U, Bachmann BO, Tourtas T, Torricelli AA, Singh A, González S, Mei H, Deng SX, Wilson SE, Kruse FE. Ultrastructure of the posterior corneal stroma. Ophthalmology. 2015 Apr; 122(4):693-9. PMID: 25458195.
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    34. Nakatsu MN, González S, Mei H, Deng SX. Human limbal mesenchymal cells support the growth of human corneal epithelial stem/progenitor cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Oct 02; 55(10):6953-9. PMID: 25277234; PMCID: PMC4215742.
    35. Zarei-Ghanavati S, Alizadeh R, Deng SX. Topical interferon alpha-2b for treatment of noninvasive ocular surface squamous neoplasia with 360° limbal involvement. J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2014 Oct-Dec; 9(4):423-6. PMID: 25709765; PMCID: PMC4329700.
    36. Hong J, Yu Z, Cui X, Qian T, Le Q, Wei A, Liu Z, Sun X, Deng SX, Xu J. Meibomian Gland Alteration in Patients with Primary Chronic Dacryocystitis: An In vivo Confocal Microscopy Study. Curr Eye Res. 2015; 40(8):772-9. PMID: 25266812.
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    37. Gangalum RK, Jing Z, Bhat AM, Lee J, Nagaoka Y, Deng SX, Jiang M, Bhat SP. Expression of the HSF4 DNA binding domain-EGFP hybrid gene recreates early childhood lamellar cataract in transgenic mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Aug 28; 55(11):7227-40. PMID: 25168898; PMCID: PMC4231995.
    38. Hong J, Yang Y, Wei A, Deng SX, Kong X, Chen J, Girard MJ, Mari JM, Xu J, Sun X. Schlemm's canal expands after trabeculectomy in patients with primary angle-closure glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Aug 12; 55(9):5637-42. PMID: 25118266; PMCID: PMC4580150.
    39. Vo RC, Stafeeva K, Aldave AJ, Stulting RD, Moore Q, Pflugfelder SC, Chungfat NC, Holsclaw DS, Margolis TP, Deng SX. Complications related to a cosmetic eye-whitening procedure. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Nov; 158(5):967-73. PMID: 25072832.
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    40. Yang Y, Hong J, Deng SX, Xu J. Age-related changes in human corneal epithelial thickness measured with anterior segment optical coherence tomography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Jul 22; 55(8):5032-8. PMID: 25052994.
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    41. Mei H, Nakatsu MN, Baclagon ER, Deng SX. Frizzled 7 maintains the undifferentiated state of human limbal stem/progenitor cells. Stem Cells. 2014 Apr; 32(4):938-45. PMID: 24170316; PMCID: PMC3960362.
    42. Aldave AJ, Chen JL, Zaman AS, Deng SX, Yu F. Outcomes after DSEK in 101 eyes with previous trabeculectomy and tube shunt implantation. Cornea. 2014 Mar; 33(3):223-9. PMID: 24322807.
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    43. Mei H, González S, Nakatsu MN, Baclagon ER, Lopes VS, Williams DS, Deng SX. A three-dimensional culture method to expand limbal stem/progenitor cells. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2014 May; 20(5):393-400. PMID: 24047104; PMCID: PMC4005490.
    44. Kaufman SC, Jacobs DS, Lee WB, Deng SX, Rosenblatt MI, Shtein RM. Author reply: To PMID 23062647. Ophthalmology. 2013 Oct; 120(10):e70-1. PMID: 24090956.
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    45. González S, Deng SX. Presence of native limbal stromal cells increases the expansion efficiency of limbal stem/progenitor cells in culture. Exp Eye Res. 2013 Nov; 116:169-76. PMID: 24016868; PMCID: PMC3900305.
    46. Kaufman SC, Jacobs DS, Lee WB, Deng SX, Rosenblatt MI, Shtein RM. Author reply: To PMID 23062647. Ophthalmology. 2013 Sep; 120(9):e60-1. PMID: 24001538.
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    47. Hong J, Deng SX, Sun X, Xu J. Oral acyclovir for herpes simplex blepharoconjunctivitis in children. Ophthalmology. 2013 Jun; 120(6):e28. PMID: 23732061.
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    48. Nakatsu MN, Vartanyan L, Vu DM, Ng MY, Li X, Deng SX. Preferential biological processes in the human limbus by differential gene profiling. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e61833. PMID: 23630617; PMCID: PMC3632514.
    49. Hong J, Xu J, Wei A, Deng SX, Cui X, Yu X, Sun X. A new tonometer--the Corvis ST tonometer: clinical comparison with noncontact and Goldmann applanation tonometers. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Jan 23; 54(1):659-65. PMID: 23307970.
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    50. Sejpal K, Bakhtiari P, Deng SX. Presentation, diagnosis and management of limbal stem cell deficiency. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jan-Mar; 20(1):5-10. PMID: 23580847; PMCID: PMC3617528.
    51. Nakatsu MN, Deng SX. Enrichment of human corneal epithelial stem/progenitor cells by magnetic bead sorting using SSEA4 as a negative marker. Methods Mol Biol. 2013; 1014:71-7. PMID: 23690006.
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    52. Chen Y, Huang K, Nakatsu MN, Xue Z, Deng SX, Fan G. Identification of novel molecular markers through transcriptomic analysis in human fetal and adult corneal endothelial cells. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Apr 01; 22(7):1271-9. PMID: 23257286; PMCID: PMC3596846.
    53. Mei H, Gonzalez S, Deng SX. Extracellular Matrix is an Important Component of Limbal Stem Cell Niche. J Funct Biomater. 2012 Dec 10; 3(4):879-94. PMID: 24955751; PMCID: PMC4030928.
    54. Hong J, Deng SX, Xu J. Enzymatic vitreolysis with ocriplasmin for vitreomacular traction and macular holes. N Engl J Med. 2012 11 22; 367(21):2053; author reply 2054. PMID: 23171110.
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    55. Kaufman SC, Jacobs DS, Lee WB, Deng SX, Rosenblatt MI, Shtein RM. Options and adjuvants in surgery for pterygium: a report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2013 Jan; 120(1):201-8. PMID: 23062647.
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    56. Kurbanyan K, Sejpal KD, Aldave AJ, Deng SX. In vivo confocal microscopic findings in Lisch corneal dystrophy. Cornea. 2012 Apr; 31(4):437-41. PMID: 22222997.
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    57. Wang L, Deng SX, Lu L. Role of CTCF in EGF-induced migration of immortalized human corneal epithelial cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 Feb; 53(2):946-51. PMID: 22247490; PMCID: PMC3317431.
    58. Deng SX, Sejpal KD, Tang Q, Aldave AJ, Lee OL, Yu F. Characterization of limbal stem cell deficiency by in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy: a microstructural approach. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Apr; 130(4):440-5. PMID: 22159172; PMCID: PMC3928362.
    59. Zarei-Ghanavati S, Ramirez-Miranda A, Deng SX. Limbal lacuna: a novel limbal structure detected by in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2011 Dec 08; 42 Online:e129-31. PMID: 22150603.
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    60. Wiaux C, Baghdasaryan E, Lee OL, Bourges JL, Deng SX, Yu F, Aldave AJ. Outcomes after Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty in glaucoma patients with previous trabeculectomy and tube shunt implantation. Cornea. 2011 Dec; 30(12):1304-11. PMID: 21963858.
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    61. Truong TT, Huynh K, Nakatsu MN, Deng SX. SSEA4 is a potential negative marker for the enrichment of human corneal epithelial stem/progenitor cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Aug 11; 52(9):6315-20. PMID: 21685344; PMCID: PMC3175983.
    62. Nakatsu MN, Ding Z, Ng MY, Truong TT, Yu F, Deng SX. Wnt/ß-catenin signaling regulates proliferation of human cornea epithelial stem/progenitor cells. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Jul 01; 52(7):4734-41. PMID: 21357396; PMCID: PMC3175950.
    63. Ramirez-Miranda A, Nakatsu MN, Zarei-Ghanavati S, Nguyen CV, Deng SX. Keratin 13 is a more specific marker of conjunctival epithelium than keratin 19. Mol Vis. 2011; 17:1652-61. PMID: 21738394; PMCID: PMC3130726.
    64. Zarei-Ghanavati S, Baghdasaryan E, Ramirez-Miranda A, Nguyen M, Yu F, Lee GJ, Deng SX. Elevated intraocular pressure is a common complication during active microbial keratitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct; 152(4):575-581.e1. PMID: 21683333.
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    65. Hong J, Zheng T, Xu J, Deng SX, Chen L, Sun X, Le Q, Li Y. Assessment of limbus and central cornea in patients with keratolimbal allograft transplantation using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy: an observational study. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2011 May; 249(5):701-8. PMID: 21267594.
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    66. Tsui I, Uslan DZ, Hubschman JP, Deng SX. Nocardia farcinica Infection of a Baerveldt implant and endophthalmitis in a patient with a Boston type I keratoprosthesis. J Glaucoma. 2010 Jun-Jul; 19(5):339-40. PMID: 19855295.
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    67. Deng SX, Kamal KM, Hollander DA. The use of voriconazole in the management of post-penetrating keratoplasty Paecilomyces keratitis. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2009 Apr; 25(2):175-7. PMID: 19284327.
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    68. Ding Z, Dong J, Liu J, Deng SX. Preferential gene expression in the limbus of the vervet monkey. Mol Vis. 2008; 14:2031-41. PMID: 18989386; PMCID: PMC2579939.
    69. Asbell PA, Colby KA, Deng S, McDonnell P, Meisler DM, Raizman MB, Sheppard JD, Sahm DF. Ocular TRUST: nationwide antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in ocular isolates. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008 Jun; 145(6):951-958. PMID: 18374299.
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    70. Deng SX, Penland S, Gupta S, Fiscella R, Edward DP, Tessler HH, Goldstein DA. Methotrexate reduces the complications of endophthalmitis resulting from intravitreal injection compared with dexamethasone in a rabbit model. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Apr; 47(4):1516-21. PMID: 16565387.
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