Anterior segment of eyeball
|Anterior segment of eyeball|
Human eye Anterior Segment - Magnified view seen on examination with a slit lamp under diffuse illumination showing conjunctiva overlying the white sclera, transparent cornea, pharmacologically dilated pupil and cataract
|Latin||segmentum anterius bulbi oculi|
Within the anterior segment are two fluid-filled spaces:
- the anterior chamber between the posterior surface of the cornea (i.e. the corneal endothelium) and the iris.
- the posterior chamber between the iris and the front face of the vitreous.
Aqueous humor fills these spaces within the anterior segment and provides nutrients to the surrounding structures.
Some ophthalmologists and optometrists specialize in the treatment and management of anterior segment disorders and diseases.
- Cassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainesville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.
- "Departments. Anterior segment." Archived September 27, 2006, at the Wayback Machine Cantabrian Institute of Ophthalmology.
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