publication . Article . 2002

Age-related changes in the macula. A histopathological study of fifty Indian donor eyes

Biswas Jyotirmay; Raman Rajiv;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002 Journal: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, volume 50, issue 3, pages 201-204 (issn: 0301-4738, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
PURPOSE: Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is clinically less common in India compared to the West. Therefore, clinicians are unfamiliar with histopathologic evidence of age-related macular changes in the Indian population. METHODS: Fifty consecutive human donor eyes removed for corneal grafting were studied for gross, microscopic and histochemical features of age-related changes in the macula in the Indian population. A horizontal block was cut from the globe including the optic disc, and the macula. Six sections, 6 microns thick, were cut from three levels in the macula at a distance of 140 microns. These were stained with haemotoxylin-eosin, periodic ac...
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Medical Subject Headings: sense organseye diseasesgenetic structures
free text keywords: Age-related macular degeneration, histopathology, Indian donor eyes, basal laminar deposit, drusen, calcification of Bruch′s membrane, lcsh:Ophthalmology, lcsh:RE1-994
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