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Anatomy of the Eye

Anatomy of the Eye

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white protective layer to which muscles that control eye movement are connected
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tissue lining the inner surface that converts light into electrical impulses to send to the brain
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colored part of the eye that regulates the amount of light entering
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tissue that produces aqueous humor
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fibers that hold the lens in place
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layer of blood vessels and connective tissue that supplies nutrients to the retina
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point at the center of the macula with the highest density of cones and provides the sharpest vision
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a bundle of nerve fibers that carries visual messages from the retina to the brain
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blind spot of the eye where the optic nerve and eye fluids enter and exit
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clear gel that fills the inside of the eye
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photoreceptor cells responsible for night vision
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photoreceptor cells responsible for daylight and color vision
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the back section of the eye’s interior
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the front section of the eye’s interior
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the clear watery fluid in the front of the eyeball
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structure that changes the shape of the lens to allow for focusing on near or distant objects
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clear, biconvex structure that focuses light on the retina
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clear outermost structure that protects the eye and refracts light onto the lens
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small yellow-pigmented area on the retina that allows for seeing in color and fine detail
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