Environmental stress and the corneal epithelium
The cornea is the first optical element of the eye and, together with the eyelids, eye socket, tears, and sclera, shares an important part in ocular protection. It is a thin, transparent, avascular tissue with a rigorous layered structure. The continuous contact with the outside environment exposes the ocular surface tissues, such as the corneal epithelium, to pathogens, mechanical traum...
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Public examination: 22.9.2017