The Cornea

  • P. C. Maudgal
  • L. Missotten
Part of the Monographs in Ophthalmology book series (MIOP, volume 1)


The cornea is the anterior transparent part of the outer coat of the eye. At its periphery it continues into the opaque sclera. The transitional zone between the cornea and sclera is termed limbus.


Basement Membrane Collagen Fiber Lacrimal Gland Corneal Epithelium Corneal Epithelial Cell 
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© Belgian Society of Ophthalmology, Leuven, Belgium and Dr. W. Junk bv Publishers, The Hague, The Netherlands 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. C. Maudgal
    • 1
  • L. Missotten
    • 1
  1. 1.The Eye Research Laboratory and the Ophthalmological ClinicCatholic University of LeuvenBelgium

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