DIAGRAM OF THE EYE

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KEY DIAGRAM TERMS

Pupil - Black circular opening in the center of the iris that regulates the amount of light that enters the eye.

Cornea - Transparent front of eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber.

Iris - Pigmented tissue lying behind the cornea that gives color to the eye.

Lens - The eye's natural lens that helps bring rays of light into focus.

Zonular Fibres - Radially arranged fibers that suspend the lens and hold it in position.

Retina - Light sensitive nerve tissue in the eye that converts images from the eye's optical system into electrical impulses.

Choroid - Major blood vessel layer of the eye that lies between the retina and sclera.

Sclera - Protective outer layer of the eye.

Optic Disc - Ocular end of the optic nerve.

Optic Nerve - Largest sensory nerve in the eye that carries impulses from the retina to the brain.

Anterior Chamber (Aqueous Humour) - Fluid-filled space inside the eye between the iris and the cornea.

Vitreous Humour - Transparent gel that fills the eyeball between the retina and lens.

Fovea - Central pit in the macula that produces the sharpest vision.

EXTRA RESOURCES

 

National Eye Institute - The National Eye Institute is the lead agency for vision research that has led to sight-saving treatments. They also play a key role in the reduction of visual impairement and blindness. They provide many diagrams and much more information relating to the eye and eye health on their website, click "National Eye Institute" for more information.