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An explanation for the central to peripheral thickness variation in the mouse cornea.

Authors
  • Henriksson, Johanna Tukler1
  • Bron, Anthony J
  • Bergmanson, Jan Pg
  • 1 Texas Eye Research and Technology Center, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, Texas 770204-2020, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical & experimental ophthalmology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2012
Volume
40
Issue
2
Pages
174–181
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2011.02652.x
PMID: 21745264
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study demonstrated that the thickness difference between the thicker central and thinner peripheral mouse cornea is explained primarily by the number of lamellae present and that the peripheral lamellar dropout occurred in the anterior 2/3 of stroma. The decreased lamellar count towards the periphery suggested that not all lamellae cross the cornea limbus to limbus. These findings may be relevant to the thickness variation of the human cornea.

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