The body part nobody knew existed

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Until recently, nobody knew about a small part of the eye that’s essential to the cornea’s functioning. Until now, the cornea (the transparent front covering of the eye) had only five known layers. A team of scientists at the University of Nottingham announced the discovery of the sixth layer of the eye.

It’s amazing that something like this could escape our notice for so long.


One thought on “The body part nobody knew existed

  1. […] year, doctors announced that they’d discovered a razor-thin sixth layer of the cornea that had gone unnoticed through all of human history before […]

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