Anterior segment of eyeball


The anterior segment or anterior cavity[1] is the front third of the eye that includes the structures in front of the vitreous humour: the cornea, iris, ciliary body, and lens.[2][3]

Anterior segment of eyeball
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Human eye Anterior Segment - Magnified view seen on examination with a slit lamp under diffuse illumination showing conjunctiva overlying the white sclera, transparent cornea, pharmacologically dilated pupil and cataract
Latinsegmentum anterius bulbi oculi
Anatomical terminology
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Within the anterior segment are two fluid-filled spaces:

Aqueous humour fills these spaces within the anterior segment and provides nutrients to the surrounding structures.

Some ophthalmologists and optometrists specialize in the treatment and management of anterior segment disorders and diseases.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "WikiJournal of Medicine/Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014 - Wikiversity".
  2. ^ a b Cassin, B. and Solomon, S. Dictionary of Eye Terminology. Gainesville, Florida: Triad Publishing Company, 1990.
  3. ^ a b "Departments. Anterior segment." Archived September 27, 2006, at the Wayback Machine Cantabrian Institute of Ophthalmology.

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