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outer protective layer of the eye; the portion seen on the anterior portion of the eyeball is referred to as the white of the eye.
sclera
transparent anterior part of the sclera, which is in front of the aqueous humor and lies over the iris.
cornea
middle layer of the eye, which is interlaced with many blood vessels
choroid
the pigmented muscular structure that allows light to pass through
iris
opening in the center of the iris
pupil
lies directly behind the pupil. Its function is to focus and bend light.
lens
innermost layer of the eye, which contains the vision receptors.
retina
watery liquid found in the anterior cavity of the eye
aqueous humor
jellylike substance found behind the lens in the posterior cavity of the eye that maintains its shape.
vitreous humor
oil glands found in the upper and lower edges of the eyelids that help lubricate the eye.
meibomian glands
produce and drain tears
lacrimal glands and ducts
carries visual impulses from the retina to the brain
optic nerve
mucous membrane lining the eyelids and covering the anterior portion of the sclera
conjunctiva