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[Report of two cases with idiopathic true exfoliation of the lens capsule--histopathological and electron microscopical study].

Authors
  • Asakage, H
  • Ijichi, H
  • Ishiwata, T
  • Hida, T
  • Fujiwara, T
  • Fukuda, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nippon Ganka Gakkai zasshi
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1994
Volume
98
Issue
7
Pages
664–671
Identifiers
PMID: 8067300
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

True exfoliation is a delamination of the superficial or all layers of the anterior lens capsule, appearing as a transparent membrane in the anterior chamber. It is a rare occurrence and most of the reported cases have been associated with histories of exposure to excessive heat, ocular trauma, or intraocular inflammation. We report two cases of idiopathic true exfoliation without any contributory history. In one case, the lens was surgically removed intracapsularly, and served for histological study and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. The anterior fourth of the capsule was delaminated. Underlying epithelial cells showed nonspecific senile changes.

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