Parts of the eye

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What is the sclera?
tough supporting wall of the eye
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What is the cornea?
transparent outer layer that refracts light into the eye
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What is the pupil?
hole in the centre of the eye where light enters
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What is the Iris?
contains muscles which control diameter of the pupil
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What is the retina?
layer at the back of the eye that contains light receptors for colour and light intensity
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What is the lens?
focuses the light onto the retina
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What do the ciliary muscles and suspensory ligaments do?
control shape of the lens
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What is the optic nerve?
carries impulses from receptors on the retina to the brain
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What is the cornea?

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transparent outer layer that refracts light into the eye

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What is the pupil?

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What is the Iris?

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What is the retina?

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