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Eye anatomy

Eye anatomy


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 8/14/2015

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvi, Ph, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.