ciliary body

Pronunciation: (SIH-lee-ayr-ee BAH-dee)

A part of the middle layer of the wall of the eye. The ciliary body includes the ring-shaped muscle that changes the size of the pupil and the shape of the lens when the eye focuses. It also makes the fluid that fills the eye.

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Anatomy of the eye, showing the outside and inside of the eye including the eyelid, pupil, sclera, iris, cornea, lens, ciliary body, retina, choroid, vitreous humor, and optic nerve. Anatomía del ojo; se muestra el exterior e interior del ojo con el párpado, la pupila, la esclerótica, el iris, la cornea, el lente, el cuerpo ciliar, la coroides, la retina, el humor vítreo y el nervio óptico.2007-07-06 Date last modified: 2007-09-28