• Experimental keratomileusis operations were performed on 13 rabbit eyes. The corneas of the rabbits, in particular the stroma, were investigated up to 24 months after the operation by light and electron microscopy. The most striking features of the corneal ultrastructure following experimental keratomileusis were the presence of abnormal collagen fibrils and electron-translucent vacuoles in the interface.
Bornfeld N, Hoffmann F, Mellin KB, Hifnawi ESE, Waubke TN. Ultrastructure of the Rabbit Corneal Stroma After Experimental Keratomileusis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(2):253-258. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050140111030