Scanning electron microscopy of primate trabecular meshwork

Douglas Anderson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The scanning electron microscope allows immediate high magnification, three-dimensional viewing. With this new instrument the trabecular meshwork of human and primate specimens was examined and compared. While there were some apparent minor species variations, the overall pattern was the same. The trabecular meshwork consisted of a uveal portion with large openings, a corneoscleral portion with smaller openings, and a juxtacanalicular portion without apparent openings. In the monkey, unlike the human, the "trabecular sheets" in the corneoscleral portion were formed in large part by cellular extensions, rather than being entirely made up of endothelial-lined connective tissue trabeculae. Cyst-like vacuoles in the endothelial lining of Schlemm's canal were seen in some specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-101
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume71
Issue number1 PART 1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Trabecular Meshwork
Electron Scanning Microscopy
Primates
Vacuoles
Connective Tissue
Haplorhini
Cysts
Electrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

Cite this

Scanning electron microscopy of primate trabecular meshwork. / Anderson, Douglas.

In: American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 71, No. 1 PART 1, 01.01.1971, p. 90-101.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anderson, Douglas. / Scanning electron microscopy of primate trabecular meshwork. In: American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1971 ; Vol. 71, No. 1 PART 1. pp. 90-101.
@article{9a3b604927e84e09a863e155e49e8602,
title = "Scanning electron microscopy of primate trabecular meshwork",
abstract = "The scanning electron microscope allows immediate high magnification, three-dimensional viewing. With this new instrument the trabecular meshwork of human and primate specimens was examined and compared. While there were some apparent minor species variations, the overall pattern was the same. The trabecular meshwork consisted of a uveal portion with large openings, a corneoscleral portion with smaller openings, and a juxtacanalicular portion without apparent openings. In the monkey, unlike the human, the {"}trabecular sheets{"} in the corneoscleral portion were formed in large part by cellular extensions, rather than being entirely made up of endothelial-lined connective tissue trabeculae. Cyst-like vacuoles in the endothelial lining of Schlemm's canal were seen in some specimens.",
author = "Douglas Anderson",
year = "1971",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "71",
pages = "90--101",
journal = "American Journal of Ophthalmology",
issn = "0002-9394",
publisher = "Elsevier USA",
number = "1 PART 1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Scanning electron microscopy of primate trabecular meshwork

AU - Anderson, Douglas

PY - 1971/1/1

Y1 - 1971/1/1

N2 - The scanning electron microscope allows immediate high magnification, three-dimensional viewing. With this new instrument the trabecular meshwork of human and primate specimens was examined and compared. While there were some apparent minor species variations, the overall pattern was the same. The trabecular meshwork consisted of a uveal portion with large openings, a corneoscleral portion with smaller openings, and a juxtacanalicular portion without apparent openings. In the monkey, unlike the human, the "trabecular sheets" in the corneoscleral portion were formed in large part by cellular extensions, rather than being entirely made up of endothelial-lined connective tissue trabeculae. Cyst-like vacuoles in the endothelial lining of Schlemm's canal were seen in some specimens.

AB - The scanning electron microscope allows immediate high magnification, three-dimensional viewing. With this new instrument the trabecular meshwork of human and primate specimens was examined and compared. While there were some apparent minor species variations, the overall pattern was the same. The trabecular meshwork consisted of a uveal portion with large openings, a corneoscleral portion with smaller openings, and a juxtacanalicular portion without apparent openings. In the monkey, unlike the human, the "trabecular sheets" in the corneoscleral portion were formed in large part by cellular extensions, rather than being entirely made up of endothelial-lined connective tissue trabeculae. Cyst-like vacuoles in the endothelial lining of Schlemm's canal were seen in some specimens.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0014984371&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0014984371&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 5541192

AN - SCOPUS:0014984371

VL - 71

SP - 90

EP - 101

JO - American Journal of Ophthalmology

JF - American Journal of Ophthalmology

SN - 0002-9394

IS - 1 PART 1

ER -