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Aqueous humour

Synonym(s): Flare, Aqueous - Fluid, Intraocular - Flare, Aqueous - Fluid, Intraocular - Humour, Aqueous

Definition: Clear, aqueous fluid that fills the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye. It has a lower refractive index than the lens it surrounds and is involved in the metabolism of the cornea and lens. (Cline et al, Dictionary of Visual Sciences, 4th ed, p319)

Generic term(s)

  • Sensory organs
  • Eye
  • Anterior segment of the eye
  • Anterior chamber
  • Aqueous humour


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