The corneoscleral meshwork consists of a series of thin, flat, perforated connective tissue sheets arranged in a laminar pattern. Each trabecular beam is covered by a monolayer of thin trabecular cells exhibiting multiple pinocytotic vesicles. The basal lamina of these cells forms the outer cortex of the trabecular beam; the inner core is composed of collagen and elastic fibers.
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