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Human eye

Human eye

Human eye have binocular vision.The eye can discriminate colour,appraise length,

Human eye

Human eye

Human eye have binocular vision.The eye can discriminate colour,appraise length,width and depth visually and form true inverted

Structure of eye

The eye are two in number and lodged in orbits(bony socket) of skull. The eye is a hollow ,spherical organ,about 2.5cm in diameter and about 6 to 8 gram in weight.It has two parts-

Protective devices

Eye has four protective devices.

Eye brows

The outwardly directed hair of the eyebrows carry the sweat and rain drops trickling down the forehead to the sides to prevent their falling into the eyes

Eye lids(Palpebrae)

In man two eyelids are present,upper is movable.They are regularly closed at short intervals to clean the cornea.This is called blinking. In frog out of two upper eyelid is immovable and lower eyelid is movable. Nictitating membrane is present in frog which protect eye in water . Movement of nictitating membrane tekes place by retractor bulbi.It becomes folded by levator bulbi. A nonfunctional vestigeal nictitating membrane,called plica-semilunaris, occurs in human eyes. It remains permanently retracted at the inner angle of each eye.

Eye lashes

The eyelids bear at the free edge a row of stiff hair, the eye lashes. These check the entry of dust particles, tiny insects and rain drops into the eyes.






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