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Hyalocytes in tissue engineering - First steps towards a cell-based vitreous substitute

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-opus-7460
Sommer, Florian
Date of publication of this fulltext: 12 Dec 2007 08:13


Abstract (English)

The vitreous body represents the main compartment of the eye. This unique tissue is free of cells in its centre, however, in the cortex of the vitreous body and in the vitreous base, there are a sparse number of cells, designated as hyalocytes. In an increasing number of clinical situations, removal of the vitreous body becomes necessary to prevent blindness. Subsequent to this surgical ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Der Glaskörper, das größte Kompartiment des Auges, stellt ein einzigartiges Gewebe dar, das im Zentrum zellfrei ist, jedoch im Randbereich sowie in der Nähe des Ziliarkörpers eine geringe Anzahl an Zellen, sogenannte Hyalozyten, enthält. Zur Behandlung bestimmter, stetig zunehmender Augenerkrankungen muss der Glaskörper aus dem Auge entfernt werden, um ein Erblinden des Patienten zu verhindern. ...

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