Goblet cells of the conjunctiva are the main source of mucus for the ocular surface. The objectives of this review are to consider the goblet cells as assessed by various histological, cytological and electron microscopy methods, and to assess the consistency of published reports (over more than 25 years) of goblet cell density (GCD) from impression cytology specimens from nominally healthy human subjects. Reported GCD values have been notably variable, with a range from 24 to 2226 cells/mm(2) for average values.
- goblet cells
- vision science
- human conjunctiva
Doughty, M. (2012). Goblet cells of the normal human bulbar conjunctiva and their assessment by impression cytology sampling. Ocular Surface, 10(3), 149-169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2012.05.001