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August 1986

Morphological Effects of Gas Compression on the Cortical Vitreous

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (Drs Lincoff and Horowitz); University Eye Clinic, Tuebingen, West Germany (Dr Kreissig); and the Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, New York (Dr Jakobiec).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(8):1212-1215. doi:10.1001/archopht.1986.01050200118063

• We used scanning electron microscopy to study vitreous in normal and perfluorocarbon gas-treated eyes of cynomolgus monkeys. The cortical vitreous of the normal (control) eye appeared to be a lamellar structure composed of sheets of collagen mesh. In the gastreated eye there was shrinking and tearing of the lamellae. At six and 12 weeks after gas injection there was membrane formation at the edges of the torn lamellae.