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Corneal elastosis within lattice dystrophy lesions.
  1. J Pe'er,
  2. B S Fine,
  3. A Dixon and
  4. D S Rothberg
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Abstract

    Corneal buttons of two patients with lattice corneal dystrophy were studied by light and electron microscopy. They showed elastotic degeneration within the amyloid deposits. The amyloid deposits displayed characteristic staining; the elastotic material (elastin) within the deposits stained positive with Verhoeff-van Gieson and Movat pentachrome stains and showed autofluorescence. The characteristic ultrastructural findings of amyloid and elastotic material were also demonstrated. The possibility of the associations of these two materials in the cornea is discussed.

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