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On the location of the cone and the etiology of keratoconus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7743795     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
I suggest that the location of the cone in keratoconus is most often located in the paracentral inferonasal quadrant of the cornea due to the presence of the most senile epithelial cells in this location. These cells may be more vulnerable than younger epithelial cells to the chronic subtle trauma of eyelid rubbing and may be more prone to release enzymes that thin the cornea.
J Baum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0277-3740     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-13     Completed Date:  1995-06-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  142-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Boston Eye Associates, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02167-2115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cornea / pathology*
Epithelium / pathology
Keratoconus / etiology*,  pathology*
Massage / adverse effects

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