Transmission electron microscopic observations of vitreous abnormalities in retinitis pigmentosa.

@article{Albert1986TransmissionEM,
  title={Transmission electron microscopic observations of vitreous abnormalities in retinitis pigmentosa.},
  author={Daniel M. Albert and Ronald C. Pruett and Joseph L. Craft},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1986},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={665-72}
}
Ultrastructural studies of six vitreous biopsy specimens obtained during cataract surgery on patients with retinitis pigmentosa showed four types of cells. These were ocular pigment epithelium, uveal melanocytes, retinal astrocytes, and macrophage-like cells. The fibrous astrocytes displayed plump cell bodies, large nuclei, and numerous intracytoplasmic filaments. The pigment epithelial cells and uveal melanocytes were round to cuboidal and were heavily pigmented. Macrophage-like cells… CONTINUE READING

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