Ciliary Body Lymphangiogenesis

With interest we read the recent article by Khan et al investigating the ciliary body for the presence of peritumoral lymphatic vessels in uveal melanoma with and without extraocular extension. This study confirms previous findings by Birke et al on the expression of podoplanin and other lymphatic endothelial cell markers in the human anterior eye segment. Podoplanin immunopositivity was shown to be present in all trabecular cells, the cells of the trabeculum ciliare, and the anterior-most perimysium cells of the ciliary muscle (, available at The antibody against the (Read more...)

Full Story →