Normal Keratocytes ‘In Situ’

  • Jules François
  • Virgilio Victoria-Troncoso


According to Duke-Elder (1961), the keratocytes were described for the first time by Toynbee in 1841. Later, in 1910, Virchow called them ‘corneal corpuscles’. They are practically inactive cells, which nevertheless possess all the genetic potential needed to become active in case of necessity.


Toluidine Blue Acridine Orange Alcian Blue Polarisation Microscopy Membrane Unit 
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© Dr. W. Junk bv Publishers 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jules François
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  • Virgilio Victoria-Troncoso
  1. 1.Ophthalmological Clinic of the University of GhentBelgium

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