• Question: Whats Inside are Eyes?

    Asked by issi2001 to Anil, Blanka, Emma, Mike on 4 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 4 Jul 2012:

      Good question.

      Starting from the outside of the front of our eyes and working in

      -cornea: this is the outside surface of the eye
      -aqueous humor: this is like a liquid jelly that fills the first compartment of our eye and goes from the cornea to the…
      -iris: this is the coloured bit that opens and closes depending on how bright the light is
      -lens: this focuses the light onto the back of our eye (The lens is actually much nearer the front of the eye than the back.)
      -vitreous humor: this is another jelly like substance (it’s thicker than aqueous humour) that fills up the majority of our eye
      -retina: this is the back of the eye and it is where the light is registered by special light-sensitive cells.