Molecular mechanisms of water transport in the eye.

  title={Molecular mechanisms of water transport in the eye.},
  author={Steffen Hamann},
  journal={International review of cytology},
The four major sites for ocular water transport, the corneal epithelium and endothelium, the ciliary epithelium, and the retinal pigment epithelium, are reviewed. The cornea has an inherent tendency to swell, which is counteracted by its two surface cell layers, the corneal epithelium and endothelium. The bilayered ciliary epithelium secretes the aqueous humor into the posterior chamber, and the retinal pigment epithelium transports water from the retinal to the choroidal site. For each… CONTINUE READING