anterior limiting lamina of cornea

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anterior limiting lamina of cornea

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a transparent homogeneous acellular layer, 6-9 mcm thick, lying between the basal layer of the outer of stratified corneal epithelium and the substantia propria of the cornea; considered to be a basement membrane.
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He said they used deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), pre-descemetic/manual deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (pd-DALK), descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and bowman layer transplantation (BLT), the newest techniques, which helped the people with damaged cornea to start seeing again.
The Bowman layer is composed of type IV collagen, laminin, and other proteins.
The basal layer of the epithelium cells is separated from the Bowman layer by a thin basal layer.
The basal layer of the epithelial cells is separated from the Bowman layer by a thin basal layer similar to the man's and other vertebrates (Collin & Collin; Hueter).
In KC, the architecture of the subbasal corneal nerve plexus (located between the Bowman layer and the basal epithelium) has been shown to have a fragmented plexus [96] and a reduced central nerve fiber density [97].
RBCD is also known as corneal dystrophy of Bowman layer type I and granular corneal dystrophy type 3.
This dystrophy is also known as corneal dystrophy of Bowman layer type II and honeycomb-shaped corneal dystrophy.
Which of the following is TRUE about Bowman layer dystrophies?