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Descriptions of Cornea

Cornea: The transparent part of the eye that covers the iris and the pupil and allows light to enter the inside.
Source: National Institute of Health

Cornea: transparent anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the lens and iris and is continuous with the sclera
Source: WordNet 2.1

Cornea : transparent part of the coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and pupil and admits light to the interior.
Source: CRISP

Article Excerpts about Cornea

The cornea is the clear portion found at the front of the eye and serves to bend light rays.

The cornea is the eye's outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

Although the cornea is clear and seems to lack substance, it is actually a highly organized group of cells and proteins. Unlike most tissues in the body, the cornea contains no blood vessels to nourish or protect it against infection. Instead, the cornea receives its nourishment from the tears and aqueous humor that fills the chamber behind it. The cornea must remain transparent to refract light properly, and the presence of even the tiniest blood vessels can interfere with this process. To see well, all layers of the cornea must be free of any cloudy or opaque areas. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

Summary Information: Cornea

Cornea: The cornea is the most anterior area of the sclera, the outermost layer of the eyeball. The cornea is clear and functions to bend light rays that enter the eye before they move through pupil and the lens to the retina. Conditions that can afflict the sclera include foreign body, corneal abrasion, ruptured globe, trauma, and astigmatism.

Closely Related Organs: Cornea

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Cornea

The following conditions are related to the organ: Cornea:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Cornea

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Cornea:

Condition count: 18 ; see list below.

Organ types: Eye (104)

Main condition: Cornea conditions

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Cornea: Related Topics

Diseases List for Cornea:

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