2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
4 Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors
Part I: Ophthalmic Pathology
Chapter 4: Wound Repair
Wound Repair in Specific Ocular Tissues
Small tears in the anterior lens capsule are sealed by nearby lenticular epithelial cells. In circumstances that make the lenticular epithelium anoxic or hypoxic, such as posterior synechiae or markedly elevated intraocular pressure, a metaplastic response may occur, producing fibrous plaques intermixed with basement membrane.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 4 - Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.