2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
8 External Disease and Cornea
Chapter 1: Structure and Function of the External Eye and Cornea
The Bowman layer lies anterior to the corneal stroma. Previously considered a membrane, the Bowman layer is rather the acellular condensate of the most anterior portion of the stroma (see Fig 1-4). This layer is 15 μm thick and helps maintain the shape of the cornea. When disrupted, it will not regenerate.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.