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Appendix 3: Eye Donor Slit Lamp Pathology : Epithelial Sloughing


Epithelial Sloughing.  During preservation the epithelial cells may swell and become optically opaque.  When the multiple layers of epithelium detach from the corneal surface sloughing occurs.  The area "D" represents an epithelial defect.  The sloughed area of epithelium is folded back on itself and is outlined by the arrows. 

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Epithelial Sloughing
(Appendix 3 - Figure 12)

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