ISSN: 2459 - 1777 | E-ISSN 2587-0394
Importance of Müller Cells [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2020; 5(2): 59-63 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2020.28290

Importance of Müller Cells

Sabiha Gungor Kobat1, Burak Turgut2
1Department of Ophthalmology, Health Science University, Elazıg, Turkey
2Department of Ophthalmology, On Sekiz Mart Unıversity, Canakkale, Turkey

Müller cells (MCs) are the most common glial cell found in the human retina. MCs have an important role in architectural and metabolic functions in the retina. Additionally, there has been consideration that MC dysfunction might contribute to the pathogenesis of some retinal diseases, such as proliferative vitreoretinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, retinal vein occlusion, macular telangiectasia type 2, age-related macular degeneration, retinal degeneration, hepatic and methanol-induced retinopathy, and glaucoma. This review is a summary of the functions of MCs and a discussion of the importance of these glial cells.

Keywords: Architectural and metabolic support, functions, Müller cell.

Sabiha Gungor Kobat, Burak Turgut. Importance of Müller Cells. Beyoglu Eye J. 2020; 5(2): 59-63

Corresponding Author: Sabiha Gungor Kobat, Türkiye
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