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Uvea

Vascular tunic

 

The uvea is the middle layer of the eye. It lies beneath the white part of the eye (the sclera). It is made of the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. These structures control many eye functions, including adjusting to different levels of light or distances of objects. Inflammation of one or more of these structures is called uveitis.

 

References

Evans M. Anatomy of the uvea. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2014:chap 7.1.

 
  • Eye anatomy

    Eye anatomy - illustration

    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.

    Eye anatomy

    illustration

    • Eye anatomy

      Eye anatomy - illustration

      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.

      Eye anatomy

      illustration

    Tests for Uvea

     

       

      Review Date: 8/14/2015

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