Perioperative topical ascorbic acid for the prevention of phacoemulsification-related corneal endothelial damage: Two case reports and review of literature
Chia-Yi Lee, Department of Ophthalmology, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua 50093, Taiwan
Chia-Yi Lee, Department of Optometry, College of Medicine and Life Science, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Tainan 71241, Taiwan
Hung-Ta Chen, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei City Hospital- Heping Branch, Taipei 10341, Taiwan
Yi-Jen Hsueh, Hung-Chi Chen, Wei-Chi Wu, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou 20012, Taiwan
Yi-Jen Hsueh, Hung-Chi Chen, Chieh-Cheng Huang, Chao-Min Cheng, Center for Tissue Engineering, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou 20012, Taiwan
Hung-Chi Chen, Wei-Chi Wu, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan
Chieh-Cheng Huang, Chao-Min Cheng, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan
Yaa-Jyuhn James Meir, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine Chang Gung University, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan
Author contributions: Lee CY and Chen HT contributed equally to this work. All authors gave approval of the final version.
Supported by the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No. CMRPG3F1471~2 and No. CMRPG3G0031~3; the Ministry of Science and Technology No. MOST 106-2314-B-182A-042-34 and No. MOST 107-2314-B-182A-088-MY3.
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Corresponding author: Hung-Chi Chen, MD, PhD, Attending Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, No. 5, Fuxing Street, Guishan District, Taoyuan 33305, Taiwan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 17, 2018
Peer-review started: November 19, 2018
First decision: December 29, 2018
Revised: January 16, 2019
Accepted: January 26, 2019
Article in press: January 26, 2019
Published online: March 6, 2019