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opening in the middle of the iris
pupil
tough white outer protective layer of the eye
sclera
most sensitive part of the eye to color, located in the center of the macula
fovea
jelly-like substance that helps to maintain the shape of the eye
vitreous humour
protects the outer eye and bends incoming light
cornea
controls the amount of light entering the eye
iris
thin membrane in the back of the eye where the image is focused and light is turned into electical signals
retina
receptor cells responsible for detecting light and dark located in the retina
rods
takes electrical signals generated in the retina and carries them to the brain
optic nerve
receptor cells that detect colors, located in the retina
cones
point where optic nerve enters the back of the eye
blind spot
fluid that lubricates the front of the eye and helps to maintain the shape of the eye
aqueous humour
bends light and focuses images on the retina
lens
part of the retina responsible for central vision (stamp sized)
macula