Histology and histochemistry of the normal superficial corneal epithelium of rabbit

Research paper by P. C. Maudgal, L. Missotten

Indexed on: 01 Sep '78Published on: 01 Sep '78Published in: Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Ophthalmologie. Albrecht von Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology


The superficial epithelial cells of normal cornea are in a process of gradual metabolic shutdown. Nuclear DNA may be depolymerized. Loss of DNA also occurs by extrusion in small quantities into the cytoplasm. There is a small quantity of RNA in these cells. The cytoplasm shows the presence of some vicglycols. The superficial corneal epithelial cells do not keratinize.