A previously undiscovered body part measuring a mere 15 microns has been identified by scientists.
Named "Dua's layer" after Professor Harminder Dua who made the discovery, the new part is an extremely thin but tough skin structure that sits at the back of the cornea. Ophthalmologists have hailed the find as significant as it not only revolutionizes what is known of human eye anatomy but will also serve to make eye operations safer.
"From a clinical perspective, there are many diseases that affect the back of the cornea, which clinicians across the world are already beginning to relate to the presence, absence or tear in this layer," said Dua.
"The newfound body part, dubbed Dua's layer, is a skinny but tough structure measuring just 15 microns thick, where one micron is one-millionth of a meter and more than 25,000 microns equal an inch."
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Source: Popular Science
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