Назад Non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium-
Non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium
is found in the cornea and conjunctiva, in the mucous membranes of oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, vagina, and in a portion of the urethra
(hematoxylin and eosin)

The anterior (external) corneal surface is covered by a non-keratinized stratified squamous epithelium. It is classified into:

The posterior (internal) corneal surface has a layer of simple squamous epithelium that is attached to a very thick and thus easily visible basement membrane.

Unlike epithelia of other organs, corneal epithelia contact the dense connective tissue.