Chapter 14: The Eye

Keywords

Please familiarize yourself with these keywords before you start reading the chapter:

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Aqueous humor
The fluid produced by the ciliary body that fills the anterior and posterior chambers.
Choroid
The component of the uvea that extends from the edge of the optic nerve to the pars plana.
Ciliary body
The component of the vascular tunic that produces aqueous humor and is the site of attachment for the ciliary processes and the lenticular zonules.
Cornea
The transparent, avascular structure in the anterior aspect of the eye that functions to transmit and refract light.
Iridocorneal angle
The angle formed by the cornea and the root of the iris that is the entrance to the trabecular meshwork, the site of outflow of the aqueous humor.
Iris
The anterior most portion of the vascular tunic that functions as a moveable diaphragm between the anterior and posterior chambers.
Lens
The biconvex transparent crystalline structure that is the second refracting unit of the eye.
Retina
The component of the nervous tunic of the eye containing photoreceptors for light.
Sclera
The major component of the fibrous tunic in the eye.
Optic Nerve
The nerve exiting the posterior aspect of the globe that extends to the rest of the central nervous system.
Uvea
The term for the vascular tunic of the eye.
Vitreous humor
The gel like material that fills the vitreous chamber.

 

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