Cornea of the eye

Picture of the cornea of the eye

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The cornea is the outer clear, round structure that covers the colored part of the eye (iris) and the pupil. The cornea directs light rays into the eye and helps focus them on the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye, providing sharp, clear vision.

Last Updated: November 5, 2009

Author: Jeannette Curtis

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

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