Cellfie of the Day: Fungal infection after corneal graft Image credit: Rob Young…
Cellfie of the Day: Fungal infection after corneal graft
Image credit: Rob Young, Wellcome Images
This color-enhanced transmission electron micrograph (TEM) shows a fungal infection penetrating through the cornea into the anterior chamber of the eye (bottom of picture). This infection follows a corneal graft. Many polymorphonuclear leucocytes have come into the area to combat the infection, which has caused the destruction of the corneal endothelial monolayer. The hyphae are approximately 1-2nm in diameter.