ciliary body


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ciliary body

n.
A thickened portion of the vascular coat of the eye located between the choroid and the iris.

ciliary body

n
(Anatomy) the part of the vascular tunic of the eye that connects the choroid with the iris
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Noun1.ciliary body - the part of the tunic of the eye between the choroid coat and the iris; "the ciliary body produces aqueous humor"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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About Ocular (Uveal) Melanoma According to the National Cancer Institute, ocular (uveal) melanoma is a rare cancer that forms from cells that make melanin in the iris, ciliary body, and choroid.
b/ The ciliary body can be seen below the scleral spur
Operations on iris, ciliary body, sclera, and anterior chamber 1.
7) As in mammals, the aqueous humor of birds is produced by the ciliary body and flows from the posterior to the anterior chamber via the pupil.
Aqueous humor is produced by the ciliary body of the eye and it flows through the trabecular meshwork to ensure that the eye is firm so that it can function optically.
Additionally, rhabdomyosarcoma, a small round blue cell tumor, has been reported to arise in a ciliary body medulloepithelioma.
The tumour involved the anterior chamber, ciliary body, choroid and sclera, with extension into the episcleral and orbital soft tissues.
In a normal eye, the ciliary body (a muscular structure located behind the iris) produces aqueous fluid and releases it into the posterior chamber of the eye.
The vitreous chamber imaged as a homogenous, anechoic region between the posterior lens capsule and ciliary body anteriorly and the posterior ocular wall.
The worm escaped into the posterior segment of the eye where it was found, after lens removal and complete vitrectomy, in a recess of the ciliary body.
Long hours of VDT use may affect performance of a structure known as the ciliary body of the eye, which controls lens refraction.
Other laser therapies target the colored area of the eye or the ciliary body that produces eye fluid (see picture above).