Department of Ophthalmology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Delhi, India
*Corresponding Author: Prateeksha Sharma, Department of Ophthalmology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Delhi, India.
Received: April 13, 2020; Published: May 22, 2020
The amniotic membrane is the inner most layer of the three fetal membranes lying deep to chorion. It is translucent and avascular in nature. It is derived from fetal ectoderm by cavitation within the fetal knot. It is composed of three layers: epithelium, basement membrane and stromal . The structural integrity, transparency and elasticity makes the amniotic membrane most widely accepted tissue for ocular surface reconstruction.
Keywords: Amniotic Membrane; Fetal; Eye
Citation: Prateeksha Sharma. “Amniotic Membrane in Ophthalmology". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.6 (2020): 124-126.
Copyright: © 2020 Prateeksha Sharma. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.