An electron microscopic histochemical and analytical X-ray microprobe study of calcification in Bruch's membrane from human eyes.

@article{Davis1981AnEM,
  title={An electron microscopic histochemical and analytical X-ray microprobe study of calcification in Bruch's membrane from human eyes.},
  author={Walter Davis and Russell G. Jones and Herbert K. Hagler},
  journal={The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society},
  year={1981},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={601-8}
}
Transmission electron microscopy, electron microprobe analysis, high temperature microincineration, and electron microscopic histochemical procedures were used to study the electron-dense deposits characteristic of the macular aspect of aged human eyes. These inorganic deposits were rich in calcium and phosphorus and selectively removed by flotation on formic acid. The amorphous decalcified masses showed a significant sulfur peak and were readily stained with acidic phosphotungstic acid. The… CONTINUE READING