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The Bowman's membrane is a smooth layer in the This article refers to the sight organ. See Eye (disambiguation) for other usages. Diagram of a human eye. Note that not all eyes have the same anatomy as a human eye. An eye is an organ that detects light. Different kinds of light-sensitive organ are found in a variety... eye. It is located between the front In zootomy, epithelium is a tissue composed of a layer of cells. Epithelium can be found lining internal (ex. endothelium, which lines the inside of blood vessels) or external (ex. skin) free surfaces of the body. The outermost layer of our skin is composed of dead squamous epithelial cells, as... epithelium and the This article is about stroma in biology. For the island, see Stroma, Scotland. Stroma can refer to: 1) the connective supportive framework of a biologic cell, tissue, or organ. 2) the structure of a chloroplast surrounding the thylakoid membranes wherein the dark reactions of photosynthesis (also known as the Calvin... stroma in the The cornea is the curved, transparent layer that covers the front part of the eye and protects its inner structures. Together with the lens, the cornea refracts light and consequently helps the eye to focus. The cornea gives a larger contribution to the total refraction than the lens, but whereas... cornea. It is composed of strong Collagen is the main protein of connective tissue. It has great tensile strength, and is the main component of ligaments and tendons. It is responsible for skin elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging. Collagen also fills out the cornea where it is present in crystalline form... collagen fibers and helps the cornea maintain its shape. If the Bowman's membrane is damaged, scarring would normally occur.


The Bowman's membrane is named after Sir Sir William Bowman (July 20, 1816 - March 29, 1892) was a British surgeon and anatomist. He was most famous for his research using microscopes to study various human organs. Later in life, he was also a successful ophthalmologist. Sir Bowman left Birmingham in 1837 to further his training as a... William Bowman ( Events March 25 - Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck dies and is succeeded by the later Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl├╝cksburg, his son and founder of the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl├╝cksburg. May 2 - Leopold of Saxe-Coburg, later King of the Belgians... 1816 - 1892 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). Events January-June January 1 - Ellis Island begins accepting immigrants to the United States. January 14 - Death of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, second in line heir to the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain... 1892), an English The word physician should not be confused with physicist, which means a scientist in the area of physics. A physician is a person who practices medicine. In the United States the term physician is traditional and commonly used. In Britain and Australia, the term doctor is more common as physician... physician, Greek anatome, from ana-temnein, to cut up), is the branch of biology that deals with the structure and organization of living things; thus there is animal anatomy (zootomy) and plant anatomy (phytonomy). The major branches of anatomy include comparative anatomy and human anatomy. Animal anatomy may include the study... anatomist and Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine which deals with the diseases of the eye and their treatment. The word ophthalmology comes from the Greek roots ophthalmos meaning eye and logos meaning word; ophthalmology literally means the science of eyes. As a disciple it applies to animal eyes also, since the... ophthalmologist, who discovered this membrane.


 
 

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