Korean J Ophthalmol > Volume 1(1); 1987 > Article
Korean Journal of Ophthalmology 1987;1(1):23-25.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/kjo.1987.1.1.23    Published online June 30, 1987.
Observations on iris melanocytes implanted in the cornea.
Myung Kyoo Ko, Ki Bang Um, Joon Kiu Choe
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
The pattern and morphology of cellular infiltration of iris melanocytes implanted into the corneal stroma were studied with a rabbit corneal model. Iris melanocytes are transformed into fibroblast-like cells with a loss of pigment granules, which may reflect the in vivo characteristics of iris melanocytes under pathologic conditions. The metaplastic chararter of iris melanocytes appears to be related to the formation of retrocorneal pigmentation and fibrous membrane.
Key Words: cornea;corneal micropocket;iris melanocyte;metaplasia;retrocorneal pigmentation
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