Tuesday, 10 April 2018

STOP Concluding before Exploring

A new layer in the front layer of the human eye has been discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham.2013

The layer has been called the "Dua's Layer", named after the researcher who led the study, Professor Harminder Dua. 

The cornea is located on the front of the eye and allows light to enter. Previously believed for made up of five different layers:
  • Bowman's layer
  • The corneal epithelium
  • The corneal stroma
  • Descemet's membrane
  • The cornel endothelium
The Dua's layer is located in the back of the cornea between the corneal stroma and Descemet's membrane.

 It is extremely tough and strong despite being only 15 microns thick, it also impervious to air.

The researchers say that corneal hydrops, a condition that occurs when water from inside the eye rushes in and leads to a fluid buildup in the cornea, is likely caused by a tear in the Dua layer. 

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