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In the case of Egypt, its national landmass goes from the Northwest corner of Africa to Southwest Asia.

Transcontinental Countries in the Word

Egypt is far from being the only transcontinental country in the world, as there exist several others.

There are also many non-contiguous transcontinental nations, which are those that have overseas territories (very often islands) in other continents, such is the case of Spain (Canary Islands, Ceuta, Melilla in Africa), Portugal (Madeira in Africa and the Azores mid Atlantic Ocean), Denmark (Greenland in North America), France (Mayotte in Africa, French Guiana in South America, Guadeloupe in North America, and many others), the United Kingdom, Greece the United States, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, and Colombia.

Is Egypt an African or an Asian Country?

Although most people would think of Egypt as an African country , it has an important part of its landmass in .

The Suez Canal is considered the “border” that divides Africa from Asia. This is a dividing line between continents, but it runs through Egypt.

The Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt’s official name) has an important part of its landmass in the Sinai Peninsula where it borders to the North East with the State of Israel.

The Sinai Peninsula is separated from Jordan and Saudi Arabia by the Gulf of Aqaba. Part of the southern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, where the popular tourist resort of Sharm el-Sheikh is located, is washed by the Red Sea.

The Sinai Peninsula is the only part of Egypt that is located in Asia. It is separated from the rest of the country by the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Suez.

The Suez Canal was man-made with the purpose of connecting the Red Sea (through the Gulf of Suez) with the Mediterranean Sea. That is why the Suez Canal, which was officially opened in 1869, is even today often referred to as the highway to India. It is still the fastest sea route between Europe and the Indian subcontinent .

Before the creation of the Suez Canal, the fastest way to content Europe and India for the transportation of goods was by circumnavigating Africa.

Africa or Asia? Most of the landmass is in Africa and the capital city of Cairo and other major cities are located in the African portion of the country. Compared to the country as a whole, whose landmass is almost one million square kilometers (just under 4.000.000 square miles), the Sinai Peninsula has a total landmass of only 60,000 square kilometers (about 23,000 square miles).

Politically, Egypt is More African than Asian

When discussing whether a country is more African or more Asian, geography should never be the other consideration. There should also be other factors that must be part of the discussion.

One of those factors is politics. From a broadly geopolitical standpoint, it seems clear that Egypt is more integrated into Africa than it is into Asia. This can be seen, for example, in the number of African organizations the Arab Republic of Egypt is part a part of, such as The African Collaboration League, the African Union, and many others. In contrast, Egypt does not belong to any pan Asian organizations.

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Recurrent Corneal Erosion (RCE) is a chronic relapsing condition caused by a breakdown of the corneal epithelium; this pathology could be mostly neglected among ocular disorders and debilitates the patient with the sudden onset of pain, lacrimation, and photophobia Mens Crew Neck Knitted Jumper Pretty Green View For Sale Buy Cheap Best Seller Cheap Sale Official Cheap Sale Pre Order Cuqrxw
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Acute episodes could last from hours up to 5 days [4] and after this time prophylaxis should be considered to prevent corneal infection, conservative and surgical treatment is available depending on the severity of the corneal erosion and if it is either an acute or chronic episode.

RCE involves both, the corneal epithelium and the epithelial basement membrane, the most common conditions associated are [5] :

Injury to the corneal surface results in an epithelial defect and repair of epithelial defects occurs in three distinct phases characterized by epithelial cell migration, proliferation, and differentiation, resulting in restoration of the stratified structure of the epithelium [6] .

Trauma to the corneal epithelium induces the sliding and migration of the remaining epithelial cells adjacent to the injury site toward the defective area. Changes in cell–cell and cell–matrix (fibronectin–integrin system) interactions and modulation of the extracellular matrix by newly expressed proteolytic enzymes play important roles.

Recurrent erosion occurs since the inflammation from injuries causes disruption of the epithelial basement membrane and debilitates extracellular adhesion at hemidesmosomes. Patients with anterior basement membrane dystrophy show a loose adherence of the epithelium [7] . In vivo confocal microscopy presents deposits in basal epithelial cells, subbasal microfolds and streaks, damaged subbasal nerves and altered morphology of the anterior stroma [8] .

RCE diagnosis is mostly done with slit lamp examination; findings could range from normal or mild irregularity to a large area of loose epithelium, even including a large defect. Fluorescein stain will help to reveal the corneal defect.

In a study done by Hykin, Foss and Pavesio the site and size was recorded by dividing the cornea in 12 sectors and indicating which of them were involved, this allows the pathology to be classified in: small 0-3 sectors, moderate 4-6, large 7-9 and very large 10-12 sectors. According to their results the lower half of the cornea was the more frequent affected location [3] .

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