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February 1960

Cornea and Sclera

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Western Reserve University.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;63(2):347-387. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.00950020349018

The Cornea  This review of the pertinent literature on the cornea and the sclera includes publications from Sept. 1, 1958 to Oct. 1, 1959. Some of the articles not yet received for September, 1959, will be included in the review for the next year. The volume of articles shows a high level of interest, particularly in the cornea, both from the experimental and clinical standpoints.

Anatomy and Histology  Studies on the corneal and trabecular endothelium using fresh corneas of cat, dog, rabbit, and man, were carried out by Vrabec in two parts: (1) on the cement substance (using the McGovern technique of silver impregnation), and (2) on the zone of transition. In its simplest form, the cement substance of corneal epithelium corresponds to classic descriptions. Endothelial elements, mostly hexagonal and of uniform size, are bordered by comparatively narrow, somewhat tortuous lines intensively impregnated with silver. The cement substance forms coarse

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