Corneal endothelial degeneration and fibrous proliferation after pars plana vitrectomy

Kenneth R. Kenyon, Walter J. Stark, David L. Stone

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A 45-year-old woman with juvenile-onset diabetes had persistent corneal edema after a pars plana vitrectomy and lensectomy procedure. Phase contrast and electron microscopic observation of the patient's cornea revealed extreme attenuation of the endothelial cell layer and abnormal collagenous and basement membrane material interposed between Descemet's membrane and the endothelium. {A table is presented} Endothelial fibrous proliferations in this case were consistent with the development of ultrastructurally identical fibrous proliferations in many other situations involving dysfunction of the corneal endothelium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)486-490
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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