debridement

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debridement

[dē′brīd·mənt]
(medicine)
A surgical procedure for removing lacerated, morbid, or contaminated tissue.
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Epithelial debridement, where loose abnormal epithelium is removed mechanically, is then followed by superficial keratectomy (with a diamond burr) or alcohol delamination.
A third presentation, "A Randomized, Double-Mask, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Response, Phase 2 Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Thymosin beta 4 in the Treatment of Diabetic Patients' Corneal Wounds Resulting from Epithelial Debridement During Vitrectomy," will report on the clinical results from the company's Phase 2 clinical trial of its product candidate RGN-259 in patients with corneal wounds.