Cuerpo ciliar

Definición

Es la estructura ocular que segrega un líquido transparente, llamado humor acuoso, dentro del ojo.

El cuerpo ciliar también contiene el músculo ciliar, el cual cambia la forma del cristalino cuando los ojos se enfocan en algo. Este proceso se denomina acomodación.

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Referencias

Evans M. Uveitis and other intraocular inflammations. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 7.

Revision

Last reviewed 8/14/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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