The molecular basis of corneal transparency.

@article{Hassell2010TheMB,
  title={The molecular basis of corneal transparency.},
  author={J. Hassell and David E. Birk},
  journal={Experimental eye research},
  year={2010},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={326-35}
}
The cornea consists primarily of three layers: an outer layer containing an epithelium, a middle stromal layer consisting of a collagen-rich extracellular matrix (ECM) interspersed with keratocytes and an inner layer of endothelial cells. The stroma consists of dense, regularly packed collagen fibrils arranged as orthogonal layers or lamellae. The corneal stroma is unique in having a homogeneous distribution of small diameter 25-30 nm fibrils that are regularly packed within lamellae and this… CONTINUE READING
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