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Description of the Human Eye

  • Sami G. El Hage
  • Yves Le Grand
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 13)

Abstract

Although no organ possesses a strictly geometrical form, it is often useful to describe the adult human eye as a sphere with an average radius of 12 mm completed anteriorly by a transparent portion of a sphere of 8 mm radius. The distance between the centers of these two curvatures is approximately 5 mm. The geometrical axis (axis of a revolution) goes through the anterior and posterior poles of the eye (Fig. 2.1). The equatorial plane crosses the center of the large sphere and is in a plane perpendicular to the geometrical axis. Every plane that passes through the geometrical axis determines a meridional section.

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Aqueous Humor Amacrine Cell Ciliary Body Slit Lamp Vitreous Body 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sami G. El Hage
    • 1
  • Yves Le Grand
    • 2
  1. 1.Eye Care AssociatesHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Director Du MuseeumParisFrance

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