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Parts of the Eye

Gr.8 Science

Part/ TermDescriptionFunctions
Cornea The surface of our eyes. Colourless/Transparent Helps focus light on the retina.
Pupil The black spot, hole, in the middle of our eyes. Makes the pupil large in dim light, and small when light is bright.
Iris The colour in our eyes.(e.g. Brown, Blue, Green, Grey) Light passes through the hole of an Iris to reach the retina.
Sclera The white of our eyes. The tough cover of the eyeball which forms the white of the eye.
Lens Are like manmade lens.Behind the Iris. Also helps focus light on the retina, like the cornea.
Ciliary Muscles Muscles that connect to our lens. Helps control the thickness of the lens to adjust for near and far objects.
Retina Near the back of the eye. The area where an image is produced and reverted in to nerve signals.
Optic Nerve The nerve that connects to the brain. Carries nerve signals to the brain.
Aqueous Body Water like substance. Fluid. Fluid in the front part of the eye/ also like cornea.
Vitreous Body The heart of the eye Maintains the shape of the eye Gelatinous matter.
Chronoid Blood vessel-like. Supplies the retina with Blood.
Blind Spot/ Optic Disc Area The back of your eye Where the optic nerve leaves the eye.
Created by: BOB77