Descemet membrane


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posterior limiting lamina of cornea

[TA]
a transparent homogeneous acellular layer between the substantia propria and the endothelial layer of the cornea; considered to be a highly developed basement membrane.

pos·ter·i·or e·las·tic la·mi·na of cor·ne·a

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr ĕ-las'tik lam'i-nă kōr'nē-ă)
A delicate hyaline membrane lying between the substantia propria of the cornea and the corneal endothelium.
Synonym(s): Descemet membrane, lamina limitans posterior corneae.

Descemet membrane

(des(-e)-ma')
[Jean Descemet, Fr. anatomist, 1732–1810]
An elastic layer deep in the corneal layers formed of endothelium.
Synonym: Demours membrane

Descemet,

Jean, French physician, 1732-1810.
Descemet membrane - a transparent homogeneous acellular layer between the substantia propria and the endothelial layer of the cornea. Synonym(s): posterior limiting layer of cornea
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Further chapters cover the history of lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty, deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK), Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), comparisons of the older form of sutureless transplantation to DSAEK, and future directions, including Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).
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The innovative technique, called descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), sees a single layer of cells the width of one tenth of a human hair transplanted onto the eye.