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Anatomy of the Human Eye

This image shows various parts of the human eye.

Various layers were reflected to expose the deeper structures.

A single ray of light is shown in the middle to explain the image-forming pathway.


Image of a human eye


  1. posterior segment
  2. ora serrata
  3. ciliary muscle
  4. ciliary zonules
  5. Schlemm’s canal
  6. pupil
  7. anterior chamber
  8. cornea
  9. iris
  10. lens cortex
  11. lens nucleus
  12. ciliary process
  13. conjunctiva
  14. inferior oblique muscle
  15. inferior rectus muscle
  16. medial rectus muscle
  17. retinal arteries and veins
  18. optic disc
  19. dura mater
  20. central retinal artery
  21. central retinal vein
  22. optic nerve
  23. vorticose vein
  24. bulbar sheath
  25. macula
  26. fovea
  27. sclera
  28. choroid
  29. superior rectus muscle
  30. retina

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Image Source

By Chabacano – References: [1] [2] [3] among others, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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