Eye Anatomy

Cross section of the eye

Eye Anatomy
  • The cornea is the clear, transparent front layer of the eye through which light passes
  • The iris gives our eyes colour and it functions like the aperture on a camera, enlarging in dim light and contracting in bright light. The aperture itself is known as the pupil
  • The lens helps to focus light on the retina
  • The retina is the innermost layer of the back of the eye. This layer of light-sensitive nerve endings carries the visual impulse to the optic nerve. The macula is the central zone of the retina which provides our most central, acute vision
  • The optic nerve conducts visual impulses to the brain from the retina

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  • 	Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • American Academy Of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • National Eye Institute
  • Glaucoma Australia
  • Macular Degeneration Foundation