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Scientists at The University of Nottingham Find New Layer in Cornea

Image courtesy of scripps.org

Ophthalmology recently published a study detailing how scientists at The University of Nottingham found a new layer in the human cornea, which had been unknown the researchers. 

The University of Nottingham reported:

The breakthrough, announced in a study published in the academic journal Ophthalmology, could help surgeons to dramatically improve outcomes for patients undergoing corneal grafts and transplants.

The new layer has been dubbed the Dua’s Layer after the academic Professor Harminder Dua who discovered it.

What makes this discovery groundbreaking is that knowledge of a new layer in the cornea will make procedures affecting this area safer. Professor Dua said the following in a statement:

'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.'

Read the Article: Scientists discover new layer of the human cornea


Our Upcoming Symposium on The Aging Eye

We are very excited to hold our upcoming 8th symposium later this week on the following topic:

The Aging Eye:
Normal Changes, Age-Related Diseases and Sight-Saving Approaches
Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
June 14-16, 2013

Led by co-chairs Dr. Gerald Chader of the Doheny Eye Institute and Dr. Allen Taylor of Tufts University, this symposium promises to be engaging and dynamic, as 15 of the field's top researchers and doctors in eye research will meet for two days to discuss recent findings and breakthroughs in diseases and conditions affecting the aging eye.


  • Dr. Catherine Bowes-Rickman – Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University Medical Center 
  • Dr. David Calkins – Vanderbilt Eye Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Joseph Caprioli – Jules Stein Eye institute, UCLA
  • Dr. Gerald Chader – Doheny Retina Institute, USC School of Medicine
  • Dr. Emily Chew – Epidemiology & Clinical Applications, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health 
  • Dr. Gislin Dagnelie – Department of Ophthalmology. Johns Hopkins Hospital 
  • Dr. Ilene Gipson – Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard School of Medicine 
  • Dr. Hans Grossniklaus – Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Emory University
  • Dr. Barbara Klein – Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Dr. Ronald Klein – Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health 
  • Dr. Gerard Lutty – Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 
  • Dr. J. Mark Petrash – Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado, Denver 
  • Dr. David Rein – National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago
  • Dr. Johanna Seddon – Department of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine 
  • Dr. Allen Taylor – Nutrition & Vision Research, USDA-HNRCA, Tufts University
  • Thursday

    Watch Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD Speak on Surgical Venue Trends

    Andrew A. Moshfeghi, MD spoke at the annual ARVO conference in Seattle, WA this week on surgical venue trends.