Anatomy and physiology of the cornea.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The importance of the cornea to the ocular structure and visual system is often overlooked because of the cornea's unassuming transparent nature. The cornea lacks the neurobiological sophistication of the retina and the dynamic movement of the lens; yet, without its clarity, the eye would not be able to perform its necessary functions. The complexity of structure and function necessary to maintain such elegant simplicity is the wonder that draws us to one of the most important components of our visual system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • DelMonte, DW; Kim, T

Published Date

  • March 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 588 - 598

PubMed ID

  • 21333881

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4502

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcrs.2010.12.037


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States