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Fracture of the orbit or of the bones that support the floor of the orbit.
blowout fracture
The delicate membrane lining the eyelids and covering the exposed surface of the eye.
conjunctiva
Inflammation of the conjunctiva.
conjunctivitis
The transparent tissue layer in front of the pupil and iris of the eye.
cornea
The eyeball.
globe
Bleeding into the anterior chamber of the eye, obscuring the iris.
hyphema
The muscle and surrounding tissue behind the cornea that dilate and constrict the pupil, regulating the amount of light that enters the eye; pigment in this tissue gives the eye its color.
iris
The glands that produce fluids to keep the eye moist; also called tear glands.
lacrimal glands
The transparent part of the eye through which images are focused on the retina.
lens
A cranial nerve that transmits visual information to the brain.
optic nerve
The eye socket, made up of the maxilla and zygoma.
orbit
The circular opening in the middle of the iris that admits light to the back of the eye.
pupil
The light-sensitive area of the eye where images are projected; a layer of cells at the back of the eye that changes the light image into electrical impulses, which are carried by the optic nerve to the brain.
retina
Separation of the retina from its attachments at the back of the eye.
retinal detachment
The tough, fibrous white portion of the eye that protects the more delicate inner structures.
sclera