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Anatomy of the eye

Your eyes are made up of many intricate parts that each play a role in helping you see.

Eye illustration showing Sclera

SCLERA

The protective outer coating of the eyeball, which appears white, and is mostly opaque

Illustration showing the eye’s  Cornea.

CORNEA

The clear front of the sclera, where light travels into the eye

Illustration showing the eye’s  Conjunctiva .

CONJUNCTIVA

The delicate membrane for protection in the front of the eye and inside its lid

Illustration showing the eye’s iris.

IRIS

Gives eyes their color and is equipped with tiny muscles to expand or contract the pupil, to manage incoming light

Illustration showing the eye’s pupil.

PUPIL

The small, black spot in the center of the iris, which allows light to enter the eye

Illustration showing the eye’s Retina.

RETINA

The layer of tissue with receptor cells that send messages to the brain through the optic nerve

Illustration showing the eye’s Lens.

LENS

The flexible tissue behind the iris and pupil that focuses light on the retina

Illustration showing the eye’s Macula.

MACULA

The area in the center of retina, made up of several tiny cells to help the lens focus light and help with tasks requiring precision

Illustration showing the eye’s  Aqueous Humor and Vitreous Humor

AQUEOUS HUMOR & VITEROUS HUMOR

The gel-like fluids inside the eyeball that help give them shape

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