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14.2: Keywords

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  • Please familiarize yourself with these keywords before you start reading the chapter:

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    Aqueous humor
    The fluid produced by the ciliary body that fills the anterior and posterior chambers.
    Choroid
    The component of the uvea that extends from the edge of the optic nerve to the pars plana.
    Ciliary body
    The component of the vascular tunic that produces aqueous humor and is the site of attachment for the ciliary processes and the lenticular zonules.
    Cornea
    The transparent, avascular structure in the anterior aspect of the eye that functions to transmit and refract light.
    Iridocorneal angle
    The angle formed by the cornea and the root of the iris that is the entrance to the trabecular meshwork, the site of outflow of the aqueous humor.
    Iris
    The anterior most portion of the vascular tunic that functions as a moveable diaphragm between the anterior and posterior chambers.
    Lens
    The biconvex transparent crystalline structure that is the second refracting unit of the eye.
    Retina
    The component of the nervous tunic of the eye containing photoreceptors for light.
    Sclera
    The major component of the fibrous tunic in the eye.
    Optic Nerve
    The nerve exiting the posterior aspect of the globe that extends to the rest of the central nervous system.
    Uvea
    The term for the vascular tunic of the eye.
    Vitreous humor
    The gel like material that fills the vitreous chamber.