Globe (human eye)

The globe of the eye, or bulbus oculi, is the eyeball apart from its appendages.[1] A hollow structure, the bulbus oculi is composed of a wall enclosing a cavity filled with fluid with three coats: the sclera, choroid, and the retina.[2] Normally, the bulbus oculi is bulb-like structure.[3] However, the bulbus oculi is not completely spherical. Its anterior surface, transparent and more curved, is known as the cornea of the bulbus oculi.

Globe (human eye)
Schematic diagram of the human eye.
Arteryanterior ciliary arteries, long posterior ciliary arteries, short posterior ciliary arteries
LatinBulbus oculi
Anatomical terminology

See also


  1. "Globe of eye ", Biology Online, 2009-08-20. Retrieved on 2009-08-20.
  2. Bailey, Frederick Randolph (1920). Text-book of histology (6 ed.). University of California: W. Wood.
  3. TMB. "Wall of the Bulbus Oculi". Retrieved 2012-11-27.
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