Scanning electron microscopy of the vitreous body

Massive vitreous retraction after perforating injury
  • H. Theopold
  • J. Faulborn


Scanning electron microscopy of vitrectomy material shows a disintegrated vitreous fibril network which is partly replaced by newly formed collagen fibers and invaded cells.


Public Health Collagen Microscopy Electron Microscopy Scan Electron Microscopy 
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Die rasterelektronenmikroskopische Untersuchung von Vitrektomiematerial nach durchbohrenden Augenverletzungen zeigt, daß das Glaskörperfasersystem vergröbert ist. Teilweise wird es durch neugebildetes Kollagen und Zellen ersetzt.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Theopold
    • 1
  • J. Faulborn
    • 1
  1. 1.University Eye Clinic FreiburgFreiburg i.Br.Federal Republic of Germany

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