Anterior segment

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Anterior segment
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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
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Schematic diagram of the human eye.
Latin segmentum anterius bulbi oculi
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The anterior segment is the front third of the eye that includes the structures in front of the vitreous humour: the cornea, iris, ciliary body, and lens.[1] [2]

Within the anterior segment are two fluid-filled spaces:

Aqueous humor fills these spaces within the anterior segment and provides nutrients to the surrounding structures.

Some ophthalmologists specialize in the treatment and management of anterior segment disorders and diseases.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainsville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Departments. Anterior segment." Cantabrian Institute of Ophthalmology.

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