epithelial downgrowth

epithelial downgrowth

the invasion of surface epithelium into the interior of the eye as a consequence of a penetrating ocular wound.

ep·i·the·li·al down·growth

(ep'i-thē'lē-ăl down'grōth)
The invasion of surface epithelium into the interior of the eye as a consequence of a penetrating ocular wound.

epithelial downgrowth

Abnormal growth of corneal or conjunctival epithelium into the interior of the eye, as a complication of a penetrating corneal injury and much more rarely following cataract extraction. It may cause secondary glaucoma as a result of cell proliferation through the wound onto the endothelial surface and into the iridocorneal angle.
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Chapters incorporate experience sections with scientific information on imaging and diagnostics, ocular surface disorders, infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases, neoplasia and epithelial downgrowth, dystrophies and degenerations, and refractive surgery.
This patented precision laser surface treatment is unique within the industry as the only surface treatment shown to attract a physical connective tissue attachment to a predetermined zone on the implant while inhibiting epithelial downgrowth and preserving the coronal level of bone over the long term.
In this study, Laser-Lok was shown to attract a physical connective tissue attachment to a predetermined zone on the implant while inhibiting epithelial downgrowth and preserving coronal bone levels.

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