August 1976
Volume 15, Issue 8
Articles  |   August 1976
Origin of ghost cell in Coats' disease.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science August 1976, Vol.15, 677-681. doi:
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      Y Takei; Origin of ghost cell in Coats' disease.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1976;15(8):677-681. doi:

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A morphological study of Coats' disease was performed with light and electron microscopy. The choroid was intact throughout. The pigment epithelial cells showed proliferative changes, being thickened in two or three rows. The transitional form of ghost cell was observed in contact with the pigment epithelial layer, then migrated toward the subretinal space, and finally invaded the detached retina. It was concluded that the origin of ghost cell in Coats' disease was the pigment epithelium.


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