EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.17, no.6, pp.879-884, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
pterygium, primary, recurrent, cyclooxygenase-2, SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA, INDUCED SKIN TUMORS, MITOMYCIN-C, COX-2 EXPRESSION, CELECOXIB, INHIBITOR, MURINE, CORNEA
PURPOSE. Pterygium is a proliferative, inflammatory, and invasive ocular surface disease associated with excessive ultraviolet radiation exposure and has several tumor-like characteristics. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is an inducible enzyme and recently increased expression of the enzyme was found in many cancers and premalign lesions. This study was conducted to identify the COX-2 expression in pterygium tissues.