Prosthetic Eye /Removal of the Eye
Health Project 2015-2016 By: Courtney Goodwin
Implant: Something that is implanted into the tissue.
Ophthalmology: A branch of medical science dealing with structure, functions, and diseases of the eye.
Ophthalmologist: A physician that specializes in ophthalmology.
Body System that is Affected
The way the human eye works
The cornea is the clear window in the front of the eye that covers the iris and pupil. And the sclera is the white part of the eye that protects the eye. The pupil is a hole in the eye that light enters through to go into the clear lens. By the pupil is the iris, the iris is the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil, it controls how much light enters through the pupil. The clear lens that is behind the pupil is the part that focuses light onto the retina. The retina is a light-sensitive inner lining at the back of the eye, it is ten different layers of cells that work together in the retina to detect light and turn it into electrical impulses. The cells that are in the retina are the photoreceptors, the cones and the rods. The cones are located in the center of the retina, they help see color and details, and the rods are located in the outer part of the retina, they let us see poor lighting which gives us our night vision.
Pictures with the Prosthetic and the Eye
This is a real Prosthetic Eye up close.
Visual View of the Eye and Prosthetic
This is the prosthetic eye compared to the real one.
The Eye when Removed
This is what the eye looks like without the prosthetic in; what you see is skin.
Signs and Symptoms
My Story (Connections)
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