Fibrous tunic of eyeball


Fibrous tunic of eyeball
Fibrous tunic of eyeball
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Horizontal section of the eyeball. (Cornea labeled at top, sclera labeled at center right.)
Latin tunica fibrosa bulbi, tunica fibrosa oculi
Gray's subject #225 1005

The sclera and cornea form the fibrous tunic of the bulb of the eye; the sclera is opaque, and constitutes the posterior five-sixths of the tunic; the cornea is transparent, and forms the anterior sixth.

The term "corneosclera" is also used to describe the sclera and cornea together.[1]

References

  1. ^ "corneosclera" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.



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