Corneal limbus

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Corneal limbus
Schematic diagram of the human eye
Latin Limbus corneae
MeSH D016850
TA A15.2.02.014
FMA 58342
Anatomical terminology
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The corneal limbus is the border of the cornea and the sclera (the white of the eye). The limbus is a common site for the occurrence of corneal epithelial neoplasm. The limbus contains radially-oriented fibrovascular ridges known as the palisades of Vogt that may harbour a stem cell population.[1] The palisades of Vogt are more common in the superior and inferior quadrants around the eye.[2] Aniridia, a developmental anomaly of the iris, disrupts the normal barrier of the cornea to the conjunctival epithelial cells at the limbus.

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See also


  1. ^ Thomas PB, Liu YH, Zhuang FF, Selvam S, Song SW, Smith RE, Trousdale MD, Yiu SC (2007). "Identification of Notch-1 expression in the limbal basal epithelium". Mol. Vis. 13: 337–44. PMC 2633467. PMID 17392684.
  2. ^ Goldberg MF, Bron AJ (1982). "Limbal palisades of Vogt". Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society. 80: 155–71. PMC 1312261. PMID 7182957.

External links

  • Atlas image: eye_1 at the University of Michigan Health System - "Sagittal Section Through the Eyeball"

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