Bowman's Layer in Penetrating Keratoplasties of the Human Eye

John Morrison, Kenneth C. Swan

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Abstract

Light microscopy disclosed ten examples of Bowman's layer incarcerations into the stromal wound in nine of 23 penetrating keratoplasty globes obtained either after death or by enucleation. Two cases involved separation of Bowman's layer from the underlying stroma. In the others, this layer remained attached to its stroma, and incarceration resulted from either fragmentation or malapposition of wound edges. Six of the incarcerations produced wound defects, and, of these, three were associated with epithelial growth into the wound. These properties of Bowman's layer must be considered in the repair of corneal lacerations as well as in the performance of penetrating keratoplasties and epikeratophakia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1835-1838
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Volume100
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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Penetrating Keratoplasty
Wounds and Injuries
Epikeratophakia
Lacerations
Microscopy
Light
Growth

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Bowman's Layer in Penetrating Keratoplasties of the Human Eye. / Morrison, John; Swan, Kenneth C.

In: Archives of Ophthalmology, Vol. 100, No. 11, 1982, p. 1835-1838.

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Morrison, John ; Swan, Kenneth C. / Bowman's Layer in Penetrating Keratoplasties of the Human Eye. In: Archives of Ophthalmology. 1982 ; Vol. 100, No. 11. pp. 1835-1838.
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