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New Layer In Human Eye Discovered

I just read an article dated June 16, 2013 about a new layer of the Human eye being discovered.  This is great news for those people who need to have corneal graft or transplant.

The new layer, located in the front layer of the eye, is being called the “Dua Layer”, so named after the researcher (Professor Harminder Dua) who led the study in which the discovery was made. Dua explained the significance of the discovery in this way:

Having identified this new and distinct layer deep in the tissue of the cornea, we can now exploit its presence to make operations much safer and simpler for patients.”

He went on to add:

“From a clinical perspective, there are many diseases that affect the back of the cornea, which clinicians across the world are already beginning to relate to the presence, absence, or tear in this layer.”

With over 65,000 penetrating corneal graft procedures being carried out worldwide each year, surgeons will benefit considerably by understanding more about the new Dua’s layer, which will improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants.

This discovery will alter the way these surgeries are preformed and therefore chances of tearing during surgery will be significantly reduced.

On a side note, this discovery means that ophthalmology and anatomy textbooks will literally have to be re-written. Not a bad price to pay for the advancements this discovery will yield.

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