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Über das Vorkommen von „Anchoring Fibrils“ in der Hornhaut

  • H. Brewitt
Conference paper
Part of the Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft Bericht über die 78. Zusammenkunft in Kiel 1980 book series (OPHTHALMOLOG, volume 78)

Zusammenfassung

Zu den Strukturen, die heute als Basalmembrankomplex zusammengefaßt werden, gehören die sog. anchoring fibrils (Ankerfibrillen). Sie wurden erstmals von Palade und Farquhar (1965) in der Haut beschrieben, finden sich allerdings ebenfalls in der menschlichen Hornhaut. Ihre Struktur und ihre Verteilung in der normalen menschlichen Hornhaut sowie ihre Veränderungen bei Hornhautdystrophien werden demonstriert.

On the Appearance of Anchoring Fibrils in the Cornea

Summary

Electron microscopic studies demonstrate that the basement membrane zone, separating in the human eye the corneal epithelium from the Bowman’s layer, is composed by several different structures and therefore this layer has been named basement membrane complex. Anchoring fibrils, which Palade and Farquhar (1965) described in the skin, belong to the basement membrane complex and can be seen in the human cornea too. The present report describes the structure and distribution of anchoring fibrils in the normal human cornea and their alterations in acute keratoconus, macular dystrophy and hemorrhage into the cornea (corneal blood staining).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Brewitt
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  1. 1.Augenklinik der Med. Hochschule HannoverDeutschland

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