Experimental retinal detachment and reattachment in the rhesus monkey. Electron microscopic comparison of rods and cones.

@article{Kroll1969ExperimentalRD,
  title={Experimental retinal detachment and reattachment in the rhesus monkey. Electron microscopic comparison of rods and cones.},
  author={Arnold J. Kroll and Robert Machemer},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1969},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={58-77}
}
Recent reports" have shown that experi­ mental retinal detachment in the owl monkey (Aotes trivirgatus) produced photoreceptor outer-segment degeneration, and that surgi­ cal reattachment of the retina returned the outer segments to a normal configuration. The owl monkey is a nocturnal animal possessing a predominantly rod retina and an area centralis but no fovea. Because of the importance of cone vision in man, we felt it important to compare rod and cone fine-structure in experimental… CONTINUE READING