The cynomolgus monkey eyelid as an anatomic model for oculoplastic surgery.

Mark Lucarelli // Publications // May 01 2002

PubMed ID: 12021648

Author(s): Cook BE Jr, Lucarelli MJ, Lemke BN, Dortzbach RK. The cynomolgus monkey eyelid as an anatomic model for oculoplastic surgery. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 May;18(3):183-9. PMID 12021648

Journal: Ophthalmic Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 18, Issue 3, May 2002

PURPOSE To investigate the Cynomolgus monkey eyelid as an experimental model for oculoplastic surgery

METHODS Eyelid and periocular tissue were removed from Cynomolgus monkeys being euthanized. After fixation, the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the Cynomolgus monkey eyelid were studied.

RESULTS Macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the Cynomolgus monkey eyelids were described. The Cynomolgus monkey eyelid bears resemblance to the human eyelid in its compartmentalization and complexity.

CONCLUSIONS The Cynomolgus monkey eyelid is a suitable experimental research model. Its compartmentalization resembles that of the human eyelid both microscopically and macroscopically.