volume 57, issue 4, P582-590 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1979.tb00505.x
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STEFAN LATKOVIC, SVEN ERIK G. NILSSON

Abstract: The capability of conjunctival epithelial cells to phagocytize particulate foreign matter was studied experimentally in the guinea pig. Perilimbal conjunctival epithelium was prepared for transmission electron microscopy by perfusion fixation 4 and 24 h after instillation of latex microspheres (0.79 mu in diameter) into the lower conjunctival fornix. A varying number of microspheres were internalized by the superficial epithelial cells in both cases. The intracellular microspheres, single (at 4 and 24 h) or a…

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