Fibrosis pp 117-122 | Cite as

Mouse Models of Corneal Scarring

  • Laure Rittié
  • Audrey E. K. Hutcheon
  • James D. ZieskeEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1627)


Corneal scarring is an obligatory consequence of stroma corneal injury and is a major cause of decreased visual quality and vision loss worldwide. There are currently no satisfactory intervention therapies for corneal fibrosis. In this chapter, we describe well-established in vivo corneal wound models to allow researchers to investigate epithelial and stromal responses to corneal injury.

Key words

Cornea Epithelial debridement Incision Keratectomy Mouse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laure Rittié
    • 1
    • 3
  • Audrey E. K. Hutcheon
    • 2
  • James D. Zieske
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Schepens Eye Research Institute/MEE and Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Dermatology Therapeutic AreaGlaxoSmithKlineCollegevilleUSA

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