Descemet membrane

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posterior limiting lamina of cornea

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

[Jean Descemet, Fr. anatomist, 1732–1810]
An elastic layer deep in the corneal layers formed of endothelium.
Synonym: Demours membrane
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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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However, when they came to study the Descemet membrane they found that the elastin was concentrated in a band across its front which was causing the membrane to roll up.
Endothelial keratoplasty: fellow eyes comparison of descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty and descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty.
McCaa, "Extensive detachment of Descemet membrane after holmium laser sclerostomy," Ophthalmology, vol.
Courtin et al., "Impact of surgical learning curve in descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty on visual acuity gain," Cornea, vol.
The corneal biopsies were systematically reported, beginning with a macroscopic description (colour, diameter and consistency) along with microscopic details and noted in a systematic manner from epithelium, basement membrane, stroma, Descemet membrane and endothelium.
Complication Number of cases (%) (i) Hyphema 47 (21.9%) (ii) Aqueous leakage from the conjuntival flap 2 (0.9%) (iii) Hypotony <5 mmHg 21 (9.8%) (iv) Transient IOP spike >10 mmHg 12 (5.6%) (v) Descemet membrane detachment 11 (5.1%) (vi) Suture cheese-wiring through 2 (0.9%) trabecular meshwork (vii) Conjuntival bleb clinically detectable 3 (1.4%)
Standardized "no-touch" technique for Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty Arch Ophthalmol.
Sheibani, "Traumatic wound dehiscence after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty: protective role of intact descemet membrane after big-bubble technique," Cornea, vol.
A stepwise approach to donor preparation and insertion increases safety and outcome of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty.
Table 1 Types of corneal dystrophies Epithelial and sub-epithelial dystrophies Bowman layer dystrophies Stromal dystrophies Descemet membrane and endothelial dystrophies