Amniotic membrane as a battlefield dressing for the ocular surface
Clare, Gerald Arthur (2013) Amniotic membrane as a battlefield dressing for the ocular surface. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
The use of amniotic membrane (AM) as a dressing for ocular surface injuries has attracted the interest of the military ophthalmological community. First applied in the 1930s, the tissue is widely used today, although clinical indications for treatment are incompletely defined. While AM is most commonly stored frozen and thawed before use, dried AM is preferred for logistical reasons. Optimal preservation of the tissue is necessary to preserve its quality. The effect of drying on the physical and biological properties of the tissue are unknown.
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