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1

What are the three layers of the eye?

Fibrous coat, vascular coat, nervous coat

2

What is the sclera?

Dense, white CT into which insert the extrinsic muscles of the eye.

3

What is the cornea?

Continuous with sclera, but transparent to allow light to project to the retina.

4

Since the cornea is avascular, how does it derive its nutrients?

From the aqueous humor via diffusion

5

What is the conjunctiva?

Thin, clear mucous membrane that covers the anterior, external part of the eye and lines the internal parts of both eyelids

6

Which 2 structures produce fluid that bathes the anterior surface of the eye and keeps it moist and nourished?

Conjunctiva and lacrimal gland

7

What is MALT?

Mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue

8

Where is MALT?

Found within the conjunctive as well as immunoglobulins, which it secretes