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Limbus Corneae MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Limbus Corneae
Tree Number(s)
A09.371.060.217.659
Unique ID
D016850
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016850
Annotation
a slight furrow between cornea & sclera: do not index under SCLERA unless sclera is particularly discussed; /‌transpl is unlikely: article will likely be on CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION with anat or physiol ref to LIMBUS CORNEAE with pertinent qualif
Scope Note
An annular transitional zone, approximately 1 mm wide, between the cornea and the bulbar conjunctiva and sclera. It is highly vascular and is involved in the metabolism of the cornea. It is ophthalmologically significant in that it appears on the outer surface of the eyeball as a slight furrow, marking the line between the clear cornea and the sclera. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 3d ed)
Entry Term(s)
Corneal Limbus
Corneoscleral Junction
Sclerocorneal Limbus
Previous Indexing
Cornea (1966-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/05/02
Revision Date
1991/11/25
Limbus Corneae Preferred
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