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Unformatted text preview: o The fovea centralis has the highest concentration of cones and is the area in which images are detected most clearly. o The optic disc, or blind spot, is where the optic nerve exits the eye and blood vessels enter. o The anterior compartment of the eye is filled with aqueous humor, whereas the posterior compartment is filled with vitreous humor. The humors keep the eye inflated, refract light, and provide nutrients to the inner surface of the eye. Functions of the Complete Eye o Light passing through a concave surface diverges. Light passing through a convex surface converges. o Converging light rays cross at the focal point and are said to be focused. o The cornea, aqueous humor, lens, and vitreous humor all refract light. The cornea is responsible for most of the convergence, whereas the lens can adjust the focus by changing shape (accommodation)....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10