Human eye

Human eye

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Credit: DAVID GIFFORD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Eye. Artwork of a partly sectioned healthy human eyeball. Light passes through the cornea (white arch, far left), the eye's main light-focusing structure. The iris (red fingers, centre left) contracts or relaxes to allow the ideal amount of light through the pupil, the iris' central hole. The light is finely focused by the lens (white/ pale blue oval, centre left), 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 (yellow, lower right) to the brain for processing. Branching retinal arteries (red) and veins (blue) are also seen on the outer surface of the retina.

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Keywords: anatomy, arteries, artwork, blood vessels, cornea, eye, eyeball, eyesight, healthy, human body, illustration, iris, lens, normal, optic nerve, retinal artery, section, sectioned, sight, vein, veins, vessel, vision, visual sense

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