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LM Chapter 17

eye sensory

Vocabulary NameMeaning
accommodation normal adjusyment of the eye for seeing objects at various distances
anterior chamber area behind the cornea and in front of the lens and iris
aqueous humor fluid produced by the ciliary body
biconvex having two sides that are rounded elevated and curved evenly, like part of a sphere
choroid Middle, vascular layer of the eye
ciliary body Structure on each side of the lens that corrects the choroid and iris
cone photoreceptor cell in the retina that transforms light energy into a nerve impulse
cones responsible for color and central vision
conjunctiva delicate membrane lining the eyelids and covering the anterior eyeball
cornea fibrous transparent layer of clear tissue that extends over the anterior portion of the eyeball
fovea centralis tiny pit or depression in the retina that is the region of clearest vision
fundus of the eye Posterior, inner part of the eye
iris colored portion of the eye
lens Transparent, biconvex body behind the pupil of the eye
macula yellowish region on the retina lateral too and slightly below the optic disc
optic chiasm Point at which the fibers of the optic nerve cross in the brain
optic disc region at the back of the eue where the optic nerve meets the retina
optic nerve cranial nerve carrying impules from the retina to the brain
Created by: ldegeeter