Photomicrograph of the cornea, a. This photomicrograph of a section through the full thickness of the cornea shows the corneal stroma and the two corneal surfaces covered by different types of epithelia. The corneal stroma does not contain blood or lymphatic vessels. X140. b. A higher magnification of the anterior surface of the cornea showing the corneal stroma covered by a stratified squamous (corneal) epithelium. The basal cells that rest on Bowman's membrane, which is a homogenous condensed layer of corneal
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