July 1980
Volume 19, Issue 7
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Epithelialization of the corneal endothelium in posterior polymorphous dystrophy.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science July 1980, Vol.19, 832-835. doi:
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      M M Rodrigues, T T Sun, J Krachmer, D Newsome; Epithelialization of the corneal endothelium in posterior polymorphous dystrophy.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1980;19(7):832-835.

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Abstract

The unusual cell type present on the posterior corneal surface of posterior polymorphous dystrophy patients has been characterized. In addition to microvilli and desmosomes, these cells contain abundant 10 nm filaments which by immunofluorescent staining were shown to consist of keratin proteins, a marker for epithelial cells.

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