Figure 2. Effects of CDECM on the corneal surface irregularities. A: The eyes of the PBS and chondrocyte-derived extracellular matrix (CDECM) groups were imaged using a microscope after the
removal of desiccation stress (DS). PBS or CDECM was instilled five times per day for the indicated number of days, and the
corneal smoothness of the NOD.B10.H2b mice was measured 3, 5, 7, and 10 days of instillation. Scale bar=1 mm. B: Changes in the corneal irregularity scores in the experimental NOD.B10.H2b mice after the removal of DS in the PBS and CDECM groups. The quantitative data are presented as mean ± standard deviation
(SD). *p<0.05 versus the value in the PBS group. #p<0.05 versus the corresponding value in the DS 10 day (10D) group.