The Eye

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The Eye

The Structure of the Eye




  • Front part of the tough outer coat, the sclera. It is convex and transparent.
  • refracts light - bends it as it enters the eye


  • Pigmented - decides the colour of your eyes - so light cannot pass through. Its muscles contract and relax to alter the size of its central hole or pupil.
  • controls how much light enters the pupil


  • Transparent, bi-convex, flexible disc behind the iris attached by the suspensory ligaments to the ciliary muscles.
  • focuses light onto the retina


  • The lining of the back of eye containing two types of photoreceptor cells - rods - sensitive to dim light and black and white - and cones - sensitive to colour. A small


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