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March 1983

Retrocorneal Smooth-Muscle Proliferation on Rejected Corneal Graft

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Pathology Laboratory of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute and the Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (Mr Sutton and Drs Green and Luckenbach), and the Department of Ophthalmology, Sinai Hospital (Dr Goldberg), Baltimore.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(3):429-433. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040010429018

• Light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy were used to study an unusual case of retrocorneal proliferation of smooth muscle from an area of iridocorneal synechia in a rejected corneal graft. This membrane was composed of cells with many characteristics of smoothmuscle cells, especially the typical shape, production of a single-layered basal lamina on all sides, and massive intracytoplasmic accumulation of filaments of the typical size.