Effect of the vitreous on retinal wound-healing

B. Miller, H. Miller, R. Patterson, S. J. Ryan

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The healing process of experimental retinal wounds in nonvitrectomized and vitrectomized rabbit eyes was compared. Using light, transmission and scanning electron microscopy, a significant difference was observed at the late stages of the healing process. The retinal wounds in the nonvitrectomized eyes healed properly, forming regular and smooth scars, while the scars that developed in the vitrectomized eyes were irregular and hypertrophic. Our observations suggest that the vitreous plays a role in normal healing of retinal wounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-579
Number of pages4
JournalGraefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Ophthalmology


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