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Foreign body giant cells on intraocular lens implants

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Abstract

Foreign body giant cells in cellular membranes on the surface of intraocular lens implants are a typical part of the reaction of the inner eye to these implants. These giant cells are spread to an extremely large size, they may exhibit up to a hundred nuclei, and they often contain phagocytised pigment in their protoplasm. To start a detailed morphological description of these giant cells on lens implants in their appearance and relation to other cells under different conditions is the purpose of the present communication.

Zusammenfassung

Fremdkörperriesenzellen in Zellmembranen auf intraokulären Linsenprothesen sind ein typischer Teil der Reaktion des inneren Auges auf diese Prothesen. Die Riesenzellen wachsen zu einer außerordentlichen Grö ße, sie können bis zu hundert Kerne enthalten und sie zeigen oft phagozytiertes Pigment in ihrem Protoplasma. Es ist das Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit, die Morphologie der Riesenzellen auf Linsenprothesen in ihrer Erscheinung und in ihrem Verhältnis zu anderen Zellen unter verschiedenen Bedingungen zu beschreiben.

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Correspondence to J. Reimer Wolter.

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Supported by The Research To Prevent Blindness, Inc., New York

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Wolter, J.R. Foreign body giant cells on intraocular lens implants. Graefe's Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 219, 103–111 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02152294

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  • Public Health
  • Foreign Body
  • Giant Cell
  • Cellular Membrane
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