Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Case Reports

OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 161-

Goblet cell anatomy visualization by scanning electron microscopy


Carlos Rocha de Lossada1, Rahul Rachwani Anil2, Javier Lacorzana Rodríguez3, Davide Borroni4, Jorge Peraza-Nieves5,  
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella, Malaga, Spain
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Regional de Málaga, Malaga, Spain
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, Granad, Spain
4 Department of Corneal and External Eye Diseases, St Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK; Department of Doctoral Studies, Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia; Department of Ophthalmology, International Center for Ocular Physiopathology, The Veneto Eye Bank Foundation, Venice, Italy
5 Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Instituto Clinic de Oftalmología, Barcelona, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rahul Rachwani Anil
Department of Ophthalmology, Plaza del Hospital Civil s/n. 29009. Málaga
Spain




How to cite this article:
Rocha de Lossada C, Rachwani Anil R, Lacorzana Rodríguez J, Borroni D, Peraza-Nieves J. Goblet cell anatomy visualization by scanning electron microscopy.Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:161-161


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Rocha de Lossada C, Rachwani Anil R, Lacorzana Rodríguez J, Borroni D, Peraza-Nieves J. Goblet cell anatomy visualization by scanning electron microscopy. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 May 15 ];1:161-161
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Histologically, the conjunctiva is composed of a stratified squamous non-keratinized epithelium, and it is part of the functional unit of the ocular surface together with the cornea, limbus, eyelids, lacrimal, mucous, and meibomian glands.[1] Goblet cells represent 10% of all conjunctival epithelial cells, and the MUC5AC mucin can be found in its secretory granules.[1]

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is a technique for obtaining high-resolution images of biological and non-biological samples.[2]

Our objective is to present the image of a goblet cell using the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) technique [Figure 1].{Figure 1}

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References

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