Various forms of physical and chemical trauma to rabbit and monkey corneal epithelium were studied chronologically by light and transmission electron microscopy. The role of the attachment complexes and the collagenous substrata in relation to epithelial adhesion was explored, and a simian model of defective epithelial adhesion was developed. Because the clinico‐pathological response of the monkey corneal epithelium is quite similar to that of the human, it is suggested that the monkey is the most suitable animal for corneal adhesion studies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Opthalmology|
|State||Published - May 1981|
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