The healing of human corneal endothelium. An in vitro study.


A 4 mm circular defect was made on the endothelium by transcorneal freezing of 5 normal human corneas. The eyes were enucleated because of malignant tumours, patient age 3 to 74 years. After excision, the corneas were kept in culture medium for 3 (4) days, and subsequently prepared for SEM. At this stage, the defect was covered with endothelium, whose… (More)