The fine structure of certain ocular tissues

  • Marie A. Jakus
Conference paper


The vertebrate cornea consists, basically, of a multilayered cpitheliurn with a basement membrane, a stroma of oriented collagen fibrils and interspersed strorna 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.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Jakus, Marie A.: J. biophys. biochem. Cytol. 2, Suppl., 241 (1956).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1960

Authors and Affiliations

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

Personalised recommendations