The promise of stem cells as corneal-transplant substitute

  • Jeanne A. Pawitan Dept. of Histology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
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Jeanne A. Pawitan, Dept. of Histology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
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Pawitan JA. The promise of stem cells as corneal-transplant substitute. Med J Indones [Internet]. 2015Nov.9 [cited 2024Jul.20];24(3):131-2. Available from: