Chapter 14: The Eye
Please familiarize yourself with these keywords before you start reading the chapter:
- Aqueous humor
- The fluid produced by the ciliary body that fills the anterior and posterior chambers.
- 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.
- 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.
- The anterior most portion of the vascular tunic that functions as a moveable diaphragm between the anterior and posterior chambers.
- The biconvex transparent crystalline structure that is the second refracting unit of the eye.
- The component of the nervous tunic of the eye containing photoreceptors for light.
- 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.
- The term for the vascular tunic of the eye.
- Vitreous humor
- The gel like material that fills the vitreous chamber.