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Kovi/eye muscles

eye muscles

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cornea A transparent dome, sits in front of the colored part of the eye. The cornea helps the eye focus as light makes it way through.
pupil Part of the iris, it is the black circle in the center of the iris and is really an opening in the iris that lets light enter the eye.
lens The lens sits behind the iris and is clear and colorless. The lens' job is to focus light rays on the back of the eyeball - to the retina.
vitreous body The biggest part of the eye that sits behind the lens. The vitreous body forms two thirds of the eye's volume and gives the eye its shape.
blind spot A place located on the retina that light doesn't pass through. Is usually not notices as the brain "fills in" the picture around it.
optic nerve Think of the optic nerve as the great messenger in the back of the eye.
retina Sits at the back of the eyeball. It takes the light it receives and changes it into nerve signal so the brain can understand what the eye is seeing.
lacrimal glands (bonus) located in the outer corner of each eye. They make tears.
anterior chamber (bonus) The space between the cornea and the iris. It is filled with a special transparent fluid that nourishes the eye and keeps it healthy.
iris The colored part of the eye. It is located behind the cornea. The iris has muscles that let it changes it shape to let light in through the pupil.
Created by: kovi