Microvasculature of the avian eye: studies on the eye of the duckling with microcorrosion casting, scanning electron microscopy, and stereology.

@article{Hossler1984MicrovasculatureOT,
  title={Microvasculature of the avian eye: studies on the eye of the duckling with microcorrosion casting, scanning electron microscopy, and stereology.},
  author={Fred E. Hossler and Kenneth R. Olson},
  journal={The American journal of anatomy},
  year={1984},
  volume={170 2},
  pages={205-21}
}
The microvasculature of the eye of the duckling was studied with microcorrosion casting, scanning electron microscopy, and stereology. Most blood to the eyeball first passes through the arterial ophthalmic rete mirabile, a complex of small arteries which intermixes with a similar complex of veins (venous ophthalmic rete mirabile) at the ventrotemporal angle of the eye. The present study reveals the ultrastructural anatomy and the compact, three-dimensional arrangement of vessels in this rete… CONTINUE READING