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February 1986

Ultrastructure of the Rabbit Corneal Stroma After Experimental Keratomileusis

Author Affiliations

From the Augenklinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsklinikum der Gesamthochschule Essen, Essen, West Germany (Drs Bornfeld, Mellin, and Waubke); Freie Universität Berlin, Universitätsklinikum Steglitz, Augenklinik und Poliklinik (Dr Hoffmann); and Institut für Anatomie, Medizinische Hochschule Lübeck, Lübeck, West Germany (Dr El Hifnawi).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(2):253-258. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050140111030

• 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.