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transparent extension of sclera;
function = provides focusing (along with lens), high reflection of light rays inside
thin pigmented inner layer;
covers entire eyeball, contains blood vessels and pigmented tissue (melanin)
superior rectus muscle
the fastest muscle in the body, therefore making the eye the fastest moving organ; nerve III, IV
vitreous body (posterior cavity)
non-circulating, non-absorbing, permanent gelatinous, clear substance
details vitreous body (posterior cavity)
sciliary process in here = secrete aqueous humor --> goes to anterior chamber and exists through the canal of schlemm (completes circulation in 2-3 hours)
layers of specialized nerve cells responsible for image formation; first image formed here; blood supply here
center of the retinal visual field containing cones only (also called the macula) = seeing color
exit point of optic nerve fibers (axons of the ganglion neurons); blind spot with no photoreceptors; entry of retinal arteries and veins
disease of anterior chamber with pressure build up due to problems with secretion, flow, and/or absorption
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