Corneal endothelium of the Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) by scanning electron microscopy
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, v. 36, n. 4, p. 702-705, 2005.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
The corneal endothelium is essential for the maintenance of the corneal transparency. The aim of this study was to examine the morphology of the endothelial surface and perform morphometric analysis of the normal corneal endothelial cells of the Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) using scanning electron microscopy. The present work demonstrates that the corneal endothelium of the Magellanic penguin is similar to those described in other vertebrates. Copyright 2005 by American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.