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Structure of Descemet's membrane

Synonym(s)

  • cornea lamina limit posterior
  • Descemet elastic lamina posterior
  • Descemet membrane
  • Descemet membrane structure
  • elastica lamina posterior
  • lamina limitans posterior

Definition(s)

A thin hyaline membrane between the chief part of the sclera and the endothelial layer of the cornea.

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A layer of the cornea. It is the basal lamina of the corneal endothelium (from which it is secreted) separating it from the corneal stroma. It is a homogeneous structure composed of fine collagenous filaments, and slowly increases in thickness with age.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014