The Scientists from University of Nottingham in UK, in the second week of June 2013 discovered a new layer in the Cornea and named it Dua’s Layer after the name of an Indian Researcher, the person responsible for the discovery. The new layer has been named after the name of the professor Harminder Dua.
This discovery can help the surgeons to improve the results of treatment of patients who undergo corneal grafts and transplants.
Earlier scientists believed that the cornea consists of five layers namely Descemet's Membrane Corneal Epithelium, Corneal Stroma, Bowman's Layer and Corneal Endothelium. The newsly discovered layer is located between the Corneal Stroma and Descemet's membrane. Cornea is a protective lens in the eyes that allows light to enter into the eyes.