Tag Archives: cornea

Insights into the molecular basis of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy

Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy (PPCD) is a rare autosomal-dominant disease affecting the innermost part of the cornea, termed the endothelium. This monolayer of cells maintains corneal transparency by regulating its hydration. Human corneal endothelial cells do not normally

Amniotic membranes can ease the eye pain

The cornea is one of the most innervated tissues in the body. When the corneal nerves undergo damage from various causes (such as refractory dry eye, corneal burns and infections, refractive surgery, among others), abnormal nerve regeneration

Complications of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty: Avoid, recognize and treat!

Penetrating keratoplasty was the first transplantation performed by humans and is in use since over 100 years to treat diseases of the transparent foremost avascular part of the eye – called CORNEA. The cornea has the function

3D arrangement of elastic fibres in the human cornea

The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber, and is continuous with the white sclera. As part of the eye ball it has to be strong to protect the inner contents

Involvement in dry eye is deeper than we think

Dry eye is a very common condition with over 5-30% of the elderly suffering from this disease. In dry eye, which is due to decreased production and/or increased evaporation of the tear, patients may have a multitude