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Category: Anatomy

 

Our eyes allow us to perceive light, dark, and color in astonishing detail, revealing the beauty and complexity of the world around us. Perhaps even more extraordinary is the fact that this organ of vision measures just 24mm (0.95 inches) and weighs 7.5 grams (0.25 ounces)!

The eye's many complex structures, some more obvious than others, are mostly unknown outside of the medical field. In an attempt to eliminate any mysteries, our encyclopedia offers easy to understand definitions of most of the terms you're likely to hear in your ophthalmologist's office, and cross-references them with other relevant terms when appropriate.

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Entries

Jul 29, 2010
In ophthalmology, the fundus describes the back interior...
Jul 27, 2010
The white, fibrous, protective outer layer of the eye,...
Jul 27, 2010
At the back of the eye, directly in line with the pupil, is...
Jul 21, 2010
The choroid is the nourishing layer of the eye located...
Jul 21, 2010
At the back of the eye, a few millimeters toward the nose...
Jul 21, 2010
The opening at the center of the iris through which light...
Jul 21, 2010
The two types of light-sensitive cells of the retina are...
Jul 21, 2010
The vitreous is a clear, gel-like substance that fills the...
Jul 21, 2010
The lens is a dense, transparent structure made of proteins...
Jul 20, 2010
It is the iris that gives the visible eye its color and...
Jul 20, 2010
The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that...
Jul 16, 2010
It is the retina that allows one to see. The retina lines...