2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
4 Ophthalmic Pathology and Intraocular Tumors
Part I: Ophthalmic Pathology
Chapter 4: Wound Repair
Wound healing involves an acute inflammatory phase, a proliferative phase, and a remodeling phase.
In the eye, scarring from wound healing can result in decreased vision.
The tensile strength of wounds in the cornea and sclera is less than that of native, undisturbed tissue, because these tissues are relatively avascular.
In most circumstances, wounds of the uveal tissues (ie, iris, ciliary body, and choroid) do not stimulate a healing response.
The retina is made of terminally differentiated cells that typically do not regenerate when injured.
Injury to the optic nerve may result in irreversible axonal degeneration and vision loss.
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.