Evaluating the clinical translational relevance of animal models for limbal stem cell deficiency: A systematic review.
Naomi C Delic, Jessie R Cai, Stephanie L Watson, Laura E Downie, Nick Di Girolamo
Ocul Surf | Published : 2021
PURPOSE: Animal models are pivotal for elucidating pathophysiological mechanisms and evaluating novel therapies. This systematic review identified studies that developed or adapted animal models of limbal stem cell deficiency (LSCD), assessed their reporting quality, summarized their key characteristics, and established their clinical translational relevance to human disease. METHODS: The protocol was prospectively registered (PROSPERO CRD42020203937). Searches were conducted in PubMed, Ovid EMBASE and Web of Science in August 2020. Two authors screened citations, extracted data, assessed the reporting quality of eligible studies using the ARRIVE guidelines, and judged the clinical translati..View full abstract