Ultrastructure of Xanthelasma

Douglas R. Anderson

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Xanthelasma from both upper eyelids of a patient were examined by electron microscopy. The cytoplasm of the foam cells was filled with lipid droplets that were not bounded by a membrane. The lipid itself dissolved out during tissue preparation despite osmium or glutaraldehyde-osmium fixation, indicating that the lipid is highly unsaturated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-694
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1969

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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