Thursday, 20 June 2013

Dua layer

New layer of eye (Dua's Layer) has been discovered

Dua's layer according to Harminder Singh Dua from university of Nottingham is an extra layer in the cornea that has not been detected previously. It is hypothetically 15 micrometres thick, the fourth layer from the front, and located between the corneal stroma and Descemet's membrane. Despite its thinness, the layer is very strong and impervious to air. It is strong enough to withstand up to 2 bars (200 kPa) of pressure.

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