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September 1969

Nucleoside Phosphatase Staining of Corneal Stromal NervesIn the Rabbit and Guinea Pig

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, New York University Medical Center, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(3):356-360. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020358012

Utilizing the histochemical nucleoside phosphatase reaction, visualization of corneal stromal nerve fibers in rabbit and guinea pig corneas is demonstrated. It is suggested that the nucleoside phosphatase activity resides mainly in the Schwann cells.