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Cornea MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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inflammation = KERATITIS; neoplasms = CORNEAL DISEASES (IM) + EYE NEOPLASMS (IM) + histological type of neoplasm (IM); /‌anat: consider CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY
Scope Note
The transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye consisting of five layers: stratified squamous CORNEAL EPITHELIUM; BOWMAN MEMBRANE; CORNEAL STROMA; DESCEMET MEMBRANE; and mesenchymal CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM. It serves as the first refracting medium of the eye. It is structurally continuous with the SCLERA, avascular, receiving its nourishment by permeation through spaces between the lamellae, and is innervated by the ophthalmic division of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE via the ciliary nerves and those of the surrounding conjunctiva which together form plexuses. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
See Also
Endothelium, Corneal
Keratotomy, Radial
Photorefractive Keratectomy
Consider Also
consider also terms at KERAT-
Public MeSH Note
/transplantation was CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION 1963-65; was CORNEA/transplantation 1966-89
History Note
/transplantation was CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION 1963-65; was CORNEA/transplantation 1966-89
Entry Combination
injuries:Corneal Injuries
transplantation:Corneal Transplantation
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