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Recommended video: Eyeball [25:37]
Structure of the eyeball seen in a transverse section.

The fibrous outer layer of the eye is made up of the cornea and sclera. 

The sclera is the opaque white posterior part of this outer layer. It protects the inner eye contents and gives structural integrity to the eye.

The sclera is continuous anteriorly with the cornea and posteriorly with the dural sheath of the optic nerve.

Terminology English and Latin: Sclera
Location and function Posterior part of the fibrous outer layer of the eye, protects the eye

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