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      Ultrastructural Changes in Lattice Dystrophy of the Cornea

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          The ultrastructural changes in lattice dystrophy of the cornea are mainly characterized by stromal changes. (I) Some keratocytes show distinct signs of cellular activity with a more abundant cytoplasm and more organelles, while others show a pronounced degeneration with a cytoplasm containing numerous vesicles of various electron-density. (2) There is a fine fibrillar degeneration, amyloid in nature, with strongly interwoven fine fibrils having 80–100 Å in diameter. (3) In many areas this fine fibrillar degeneration is associated with areas of mottled appearance, probably due to cross-sectioned collagen fibrils in various stages of degeneration.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          03 December 2009
          : 7
          : 5
          : 321-344
          Ophthalmological Clinic of the University of Gent (Director: Prof. J. François) and the Histological Laboratorium of the University of Gent (Director: Prof. M. Sebruyns), Gent
          264769 Ophthalmic Res 1975;7:321–344
          © 1975 S. Karger AG, Basel

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