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sclera is the opaque (usually white), fibrous, protective layer of the eye containing collagen and elastic fibers. In children, it is thinner and shows some of the underlying pigment, appearing slightly blue. In the old, however, fatty deposits on the sclera can make it appear slightly yellow.
Diseases and disorders Edit
List of eye diseases and disorders
There are some diseases like
scleritis that cause partial blindness. These diseases produce a dark vertical line through the eye sight which cause less than 100% visibility.
Additional images Edit
Interior of anterior half of bulb of eye.
The terminal portion of the optic nerve and its entrance into the eyeball, in horizontal section.
The interior of the posterior half of the left eyeball.
↑ Cassin, B. and Solomon, S.
Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainsville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.
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