anterior limiting ring

anterior limiting lamina of cornea

[TA]
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.

an·te·ri·or lim·it·ing ring

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr lim'it-ing ring)
The periphery of the cornea marking the termination of Descemet membrane and the anterior border of the trabecular meshwork; an important landmark in gonioscopy.
Synonym(s): Schwalbe ring.

Schwalbe,

Gustav A., German anatomist, 1844-1916.
Schwalbe corpuscle - Synonym(s): taste bud
Schwalbe fissure
Schwalbe foramen
Schwalbe membrane
Schwalbe nucleus
Schwalbe ring - the periphery of the cornea. Synonym(s): anterior limiting ring
Schwalbe sheath
Schwalbe spaces - the spaces within the internal sheath of the optic nerve filled with cerebrospinal fluid and continuous with the subarachnoid space. Synonym(s): intervaginal space of optic nerve
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