MadSci Network: Anatomy

Subject: How is the cornea of the eye transparent?

Date: Tue Apr 18 21:11:08 2006
Posted by Sean
Grade level: grad (science) School: Loma Linda University
City: Loma Linda State/Province: CA Country: 92354
Area of science: Anatomy
ID: 1145419868.An

I understand that the collagen fibrils are uniformly spaced. However, each layer
is orthogonal to the next. That seems like it would be a double polarizer, and
screen out most of the photons coming through.

Re: How is the cornea of the eye transparent?

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