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Lasik eye surgery - series—Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy


The cornea is the transparent part of the eye that covers the iris. It is also the main light bending part of the eye.

Review Date 3/15/2016

Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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