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October 1993

Intraocular Cilia: Report of Six Cases of 6 Weeks' to 32 Years' Duration

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Pathology Laboratory, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, and Department of Pathology, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Md. Dr Maguire is currently with the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Dr Dangel is with the Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, Columbus.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1993;111(10):1396-1401. doi:10.1001/archopht.1993.01090100104036

In this study, we describe the clinicopathologic features seen in six cases of intraocular cilia and review the features of previously reported cases. Ultrastructural studies of the cilia showed partial loss of the cuticle layer, diffuse accumulation of small electron-dense granules in cuticle and cortical cells, and loss of continuous cell membranes of the cortex. The cilia were almost completely intact in most of our cases. Intraocular cilia can be tolerated for long periods.