Descemet's membrane

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Descemet's membrane

[des′māz ‚mem‚brān]
(histology)
A layer of the cornea between the posterior surface of the stroma and the anterior surface of the endothelium which contains collagen arranged on a crystalline lattice.
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The cornea consists of the epithelium, which are cells in the outermost layer; the stroma, which are connective tissue; the endothelium, a single layer of cells that primarily keeps the cornea dehydrated for optical clarity; and Descemets membrane, a thin, strong tissue that protects against infection and injury.
If the erosion continues to Descemets membrane, a deep ulcer called a descemetocele forms.