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Eye anatomy

Eye anatomy

Overview

The cornea is the clear layer covering the front of the eye. The cornea works with the lens of the eye to focus images on the retina.

Review Date 9/30/2018

Updated by: Audrey Tai, DO, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary), University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.