What is it about?

Fibrosis in the ocular surface is a devastating condition without satisfactory therapy. This can contribute to blindness. Here we show the effect of a naturally occurring polysaccharide on wound healing.

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Why is it important?

Treatment of ocular surface fibrotic conditions can reduce blindness and ocular morbidity.


Fibrosis in the ocular surface can occur after surgeries such as trabeculectomy for glaucoma, and after laser refractive procedures such as photorefractive keratectomy. Fibrosis results in poor surgical outcomes and even failure of the surgery.

Prof Louis Tong
National University of Singapore

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This page is a summary of: Lycium barbarum Polysaccharide Suppresses Expression of Fibrotic Proteins in Primary Human Corneal Fibroblasts, Journal of Clinical Medicine, November 2020, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/jcm9113572.
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