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Arch Ophthalmol. 1999 Jun;117(6):821-3.

Müller cell cone, an overlooked part of the anatomy of the fovea centralis: hypotheses concerning its role in the pathogenesis of macular hole and foveomacualr retinoschisis.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn 37232-8808, USA. Donald.Gass@mcmail.vanderbilt.edu

Abstract

Poorly recognized by anatomists and pathologists is the cone-shaped zone of Müller cells that composes the central and inner part of the fovea centralis. The importance of these cells in the structural integrity of the macula, as a repository for xanthophyll, and in the pathogenesis of macular diseases, particularly regarding idiopathic macular hole and foveomacular schisis, is hypothesized.

PMID:
10369597
DOI:
10.1001/archopht.117.6.821
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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