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Keywords
corneal endothelium
Descemet's membrane
non-coating observation method
sputter-coating with platinum
Abstract
The basal surface of the corneal endothelium and the stromal and endothelial surfaces of Descemet's membrane in rats were studied by scanning electron microscopy. We compared the fine structures of the two surfaces of Descemet's membrane both after sputter-coating with platinum and without sputter-coating. Fine structures were made clearly visible without metal coating by heating specimens to 300°C during observation. After sputter-coating, both surfaces of Descemet's membrane were composed of granular substances, but their sizes were larger on the stromal side than on the endothelial side. Both surfaces of Descemet's membrane observed without sputter-coating were composed of fine fibrous structures showing a felt-like appearance, but their diameters were thicker on the stromal surface. These results may reflect a difference in collagen types between the two surfaces of Descemet's membrane.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
47
Issue
2
Start Page
29
End Page
35
Published Date
2004-03
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Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2004, 47(2), 29-35
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English