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September 1981

Oxytalan Fibers in Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, Institute of Ophthalmology, London.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(9):1622-1627. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930020496021

• In a histochemical and electron microscopic study of nine cases of Fuchs' endothelial dystrophy, oxytalan, a component of the elastic fiber family, was found in the extracellular tissues of the cornea. Oxytalan was most abundant around but not within the guttate excrescences; it was also found beneath the epithelium, occasionally beneath Bowman's layer, and rarely deep within the stroma.

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