Human eye

Human eye

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Credit: BSIP, ESTIOT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Eye. Artwork of a section through a healthy human eyeball. Light passes through the cornea (blue arch, centre left), the eye's main light-focusing structure. The iris (white, centre left) contracts or relaxes to allow the ideal amount of light through the pupil, the central hole of the iris. The light is finely focused by the lens (pale blue oval, centre left), which hangs from the ciliary body, before hitting the retina that lines the inside of the eyeball. Impulses from the retina's light-sensitive nerve cells travel along the optic nerve (pale blue, lower right) to the brain for processing. Branching retinal arteries and veins are also seen on the retina.

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Keywords: anatomy, arteries, artwork, blue, cornea, eye, eyesight, healthy, human, human body, illustration, iris, lens, normal, optic nerve, retinal artery, sectioned, sight, veins, vision, visual sense

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