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Falk Schroedl, Alexandra Kaser-Eichberger, Simona L. Schlereth, Felix Bock, Birgit Regenfuss, Herbert A. Reitsamer, Gerard A. Lutty, Kazuichi Maruyama, Lu Chen, Elke Lütjen-Drecoll, Reza Dana, Dontscho Kerjaschki, Kari Alitalo, Maria Egle De Stefano, Barbara M. Junghans, Ludwig M. Heindl, Claus Cursiefen; Consensus Statement on the Immunohistochemical Detection of Ocular Lymphatic Vessels. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2014;55(10):6440-6442. doi: 10.1167/iovs.14-15638.
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There is currently considerable controversy about existence and classification of “lymphatic vessels” in the eye. Some of the confusion is certainly caused by inappropriate use (or nonuse) of the correct immunohistochemical markers. Many experts in the field expressed the need for a consensus statement, and, in this perspective, authors offer arguments and solutions to reliably continue with immunohistochemical ocular lymphatic research.
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