The Human Eye: A Diagram
Source: Courtesy of the National Eye Institute
The clear outer part of the eye’s focusing system located at the front of the eye.
The center of the macula; gives the sharpest vision.
The colored part of the eye that regulates the amount of light entering the eye.
A clear part of the eye behind the iris that helps to focus light or an image on the retina.
The small sensitive area of the retina that gives central vision. It is located in the center of the retina and contains the fovea.
A bundle of more than one million nerve fibers that carries visual messages from the retina to the brain.
The opening at the center of the iris. The iris adjusts the size of the pupil and controls the amount of light that can enter the eye.
The light-sensitive tissue lining at the back of the eye. The retina converts light into electrical impulses that are sent to the brain through the optic nerve.
A clear gel that fills the inside of the eye.
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