cornea cornea  /ˈkɔr ni ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera

Usage(s):

  1. After thawing, the cornea slice is stitched back on the eye.
  2. The resulting infection spreads to the cornea and can cause partial or complete blindness in just 24 hours.
  3. Transferring the donor cornea to the host eye is the work of only a few minutes.

News

  1. New Layer To Human Cornea Discovered By Researchers

    April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A previously undetected layer in the cornea , the clear window at the front of the human eye, has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham. This new layer, called the Dua’s Layer after Professor Harminder Dua who discovered it, could help surgeons to dramatically improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Scientists see previously undetected layer in cornea of human eyes

    NOTTINGHAM, England, June 11 (UPI) -- Scientists in Britain say they've identified a previously undetected layer in the human cornea, a finding that could help surgeons treating eye diseases.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Scientists discover new layer of human cornea

    KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Scientists discover new layer of human cornea, called Dua's Layer, which could improve eye surgery outcomes.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UPI

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Quotes

  1. Hatcher told People: "Glass lodged in my right eye and proceeded to scratch my cornea. I was taken to a wonderful eye doctor, and now am wearing a most glamorous eye patch over the right half of my face."
    on Apr 26, 2006 By: Teri Hatcher Source: RTE.ie

  2. "I don't know what his problem was. He was getting the ball up some," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "I know he scratched his cornea last night sleeping. I'm not so sure that had anything to do with it, but it might have."
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Lou Piniella Source: USA Today

  3. "I was worried until the doctor came in and put some dye in my eye. He looked at the eye and said it (cornea) was scratched. It's like an old pair of glasses where it's pretty scratched up or there's a few abrasions," said Penner. "But...
    on Apr 1, 2010 By: Dustin Penner Source: Montreal Gazette

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