Morphological changes in the human conjunctival epithelium. I. In the normal elderly population.

@article{AbdelKhalek1978MorphologicalCI,
  title={Morphological changes in the human conjunctival epithelium. I. In the normal elderly population.},
  author={L M Abdel-Khalek and Jackie Williamson and W R Lee},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1978},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={792-9}
}
Forty-nine biopsies of bulbar conjunctiva from patients with no apparent conjunctival disease were studied by light and transmission electron microscopy. No significant morphological changes were recorded in those specimens from patients less than 79 years old. However, in the older age group the epithelium showed irregularities in thickness, a reduction in the goblet cell population, and in 25% the presence of 'hyaline bodies'. The epithelial irregularities consisted of mild superficial… CONTINUE READING

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