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The fine structure of certain ocular tissues

  • Marie A. Jakus


The vertebrate cornea consists, basically, of a multilayered epithelium with a basement membrane, a stroma of oriented collagen fibrils and interspersed stroma cells, and a single layer of mesothelial cells, commonly called the endothelium, with a thickened and modified basement membrane known as Descemet’s membrane. In stained sections the stroma appears fibrous, while Descemet’s membrane and often a thin layer of stroma just beneath the epithelium have no resolvable internal structure.


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    Jakus, Marie A.: J. biophys. biochem. Cytol. 2, Suppl., 241 (1956)..Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie A. Jakus
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  1. 1.Retina Foundation, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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