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16 Cards in this Set

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white fibrous outer layer of eye which protects the eye and acts as an attachment site for eye muscles.
The transparent window of the eye which helps focus entering light rays
Colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil and regulates its size. It is composed of smooth muscle.
Ciliary body
Eye structure that secretes aqueous humor
Aqueous humor and where is it secreted from?
It is a watery fluid filling the anterior portion of the eye which nourishes the cornea and lens and helps maintain eye shape and contains the ciliary muscle.
has blood vessels to nourish eye
circular opening in teh center of the iris which allows light to enter
Suspensory ligaments
strong fibers holding the lens in position
adjusts shape to focus in the porcess called accommodation
inner layer of the eye containing the visual receptor cells (rods and cones, photoreceptors)
Macula lutea
Central region of the retina
depression in the center of the macula where the sharpest vision is produced
optic disk
where nerve fibers of the retina leave the eye and join with the optic nerve
Optic nerve
carry nerve impulses to occipital lobe for deciphering vision
mucous membrane lining the inside of the eyelids and cevering the inside lining of the convering over the eyeball
Vitreous humor
fluid between the lens and retina of the eye which helps protect and maintain shape