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Cornea

The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome­shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. It plays an important role in focusing your vision.Although the cornea may look clear and seem to lack substance, it is a highly organized tissue. Unlike most tissues in the body, the cornea contains no blood vessels to nourish or protect it against infection. Instead, the cornea receives its nourishment from tears and the aqueous humor (a fluid in the front part of the eye that lies behind the cornea).

The tissues of the cornea are arranged in three basic layers, with two thinner layers, or membranes, between them. Each of these five layers has an important function. These layers are:

  • Epithelium
  • Bowman’s membrane
  • Stroma
  • Descemet’s Membrane
  • Endothelium

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Why are tears important to the cornea?

Every time we blink, tears are distributed across the cornea to keep the eye moist, help wounds heal, and protect against infection. Tears form in three layers:

  • An outer, oily (lipid) layer that keeps tears from evaporating too quickly and helps tears remain on the eye.
  • A middle (aqueous) layer that nourishes the cornea and the conjunctiva – the mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.
  • A bottom (mucin) layer that helps spread the aqueous layer across the eye to ensure that the eye remains wet.
What does the cornea do?
What are some common conditions that affect the cornea?
How is corneal disease diagnosed?
What is the corneal scrapping?
What is Corneal Abrasion / Tear?
Is Corneal Ulcer / Keratitis / Tear dangerous?
Why do I need many medications and longer duration of treatment?
My Corneal Ulcer/Keratitis/Tear is healed, but still my vision is less?
pterygium
Treatment Options of Corneal Diseases
Corneal Surgeries
KERATOCONUS

Dr Arunkumar MS, D.N.B.,
(Cornea Refractive, Phaco)

Completed graduation from KMC, Mangalore in 1993, Post graduation from Aravind Eye Hospital & PG Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai in 2003, Fellowship ...

22 Apr

Cornea Specialist

  • 2 PM - 3 PM
  • Dr Arunkumar MS, D.N.B.,
    (Cornea Refractive, Phaco)
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