Nonspecific responses-cornea

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Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Nonspecific responses-cornea. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyecorneanonspecific.html. Accessed September 24th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Corneal edema may lead to intraepithelial vesicles and bullae between epithelium and Bowman layer
  • Aberrant basal lamina may develop within corneal epithelium in response to some injuries
  • Collagenous tissue (pannus) may accumulate between corneal epithelium and Bowman layer
  • Blood vessels may be present in superficial or deep stroma after inflammatory conditions (normally cornea is avascular)
  • Irregular thickening of Descemet membrane occurs with aging
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