eyeanatomy - Relevant anatomy and physiology of the healthy...

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Relevant anatomy and physiology of the healthy Human eye - MICHAEL D’HONDT The function of the human eye is to change light rays into pulses which the brain can use to assemble an image. The eye is a sphere which is held into place by the eye socket. The conjunctiva is the micas membrane which lines the eyes up to the eyelid providing cushion between the bony eye socket and the eye. The muscles around the eye serve two purposes, to control the eye lid and rotate the eye. The eye lids protect the eye by covering it completely. Along with the eyelids the eye lashes serve to keep partially exposed portion of the eye free from airborn particles. Tears are produced by tear gland located above the to keep the eye from becoming dry, create a binding film for the eye lids and fight some microorganisms. The portion of the eyes which eye exposed when the lids are open are the sclera and the transparent cornea. The sclera is the white part of the eye and the cornea is the clear part of the eye which together creates the spherical shape. . The outer most parts of the eye
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ENGR 101 taught by Professor Ringenberg during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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