stratum corneum epidermidis

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strat·um cor·ne·um ep·i·derm·i·dis

the outer layer of the epidermis, consisting of several layers of flat keratinized nonnucleated cells.
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stra·tum cor·ne·um ep·i·derm·i·dis

(strā'tŭm kōr'nē-ŭm ep-i-dĕrm'i-dis)
The outermost layer of the epidermis, consisting of nonliving, nonnucleated, fully keratinized epithelial cells about to be lost by desquamation.
Synonym(s): corneal layer, horny layer.
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This causes the corneal layer of skin to be acidic (pH 4.6).
However, postoperative peaking of total and anterior corneal layer densitometry (30.92 [+ or -] 2.86 GSU) at 3 months may interpret a subclinical haze, with failure of improvement in CDVA despite decreased slit-lamp clinical haze.
KC is associated with various defects in corneal layer structure and integrity, which may be related to a disturbance in the expression of CAMs in the cornea.
THE SCIENCE BIT: A higher concentration of self tanning active ingredients, which interact with the amino acids in the corneal layer of the skin to activate colouring.
It is gently lifted and laser is applied to the middle corneal layer. Lasik has a faster visual recovery, minimal discomfort and gives greater potential for successfully treating higher degrees of short and long sight when compared to the Lasek procedure.
However, a person whose outer corneal layer is severely damaged by heat, chemicals, or certain diseases may have no stem cells in reserve.
The thickness of central corneal layer is defined by subtraction of the anterior and posterior layers from the total thickness.
After visualizing the surface epithelium on the screen, the objective lens was manually focused to acquire images of the corneal layers sequentially until reaching the endothelium.
With aging all the corneal layers become susceptible to oxidative damage14.
After the accumulation of fungal organisms in the deepest corneal layers, CXL could cause a sudden release of foreign fungal antigen, inducing a short but marked host inflammatory response that might transiently enhance corneal melting [29].