Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Type: Journal article
Title: Tarsal elastic fiber distribution: An anatomic study
Author: Kakizaki, H.
Nakano, T.
Ikeda, H.
Selva-Nayagam, D.
Leibovitch, I.
Citation: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2011; 27(2):128-129
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0740-9303
Statement of
Hirohiko Kakizaki, Takashi Nakano, Hiroshi Ikeda, Dinesh Selva, and Igal Leibovitch
Abstract: Purpose: To analyze the distribution of tarsal elastic fibers, with special emphasis on the meibomian duct area. Methods: Nine postmortem orbits (5 right, 4 left) of 7 Asian cadavers (mean age at death: 82 years, age range: 73–94 years), fixed in 10% buffered formalin, were used. Full-thickness sagittal sections of the upper eyelid specimens were dehydrated and embedded in paraffin and cut in 7-µm-thick sagittal sections. Sliced sections were stained with elastica van Gieson. Results: Elastic fibers were demonstrated in all tarsal plates. They were mostly distributed around the meibomian ducts and much less around the acini or in the tarsal stroma. These elastic fibers were also seen in the area of the muscle of Riolan. The outer part of the meibomian acini was less surrounded by elastic fibers. Conclusions: Tarsal elastic fibers are distributed mainly around the meibomian ducts, and much less around the acini or in the tarsal stroma. The fibers were also shown to extend to the area of the muscle of Riolan. These anatomical findings may help clarify the mechanisms involved in meibomian secretion.
Keywords: arsal elastic fiber; meibomian duct; Asian; upper eyelid; acini; stroma; muscle of Riolan
Rights: ©2011 The American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.
RMID: 0020103570
DOI: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181f9df55
Appears in Collections:Opthalmology & Visual Sciences publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.