Absence of blood and lymphatic vessels in the developing human cornea.

@article{Cursiefen2006AbsenceOB,
  title={Absence of blood and lymphatic vessels in the developing human cornea.},
  author={Claus Cursiefen and Carmen Rummelt and Anselm G. M. J{\"u}nemann and Christian Vorwerk and Winfried L Neuhuber and Friedrich Eduard Kruse and Falk Schroedl},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={722-6}
}
PURPOSE The normal human cornea is devoid of both blood and lymphatic vessels and actively maintains this avascularity (corneal angiogenic privilege). Whether and when corneal angiogenic privilege is achieved during development is unknown. METHODS This study analyzed whether the cornea is primarily devoid of both blood and lymphatic vessels during intrauterine development or whether secondary regression of pre-existing vessels occurs before delivery. Indirect double immunohistochemistry was… CONTINUE READING
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