Iris

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Definición

Es la parte coloreada del ojo localizada entre la córnea y el cristalino. Su abertura redonda y central (la pupila) se encoge y se dilata para controlar la entrada de luz al ojo, lo cual le permite ver bien en diferentes condiciones de iluminación.

La inflamación del iris se denomina iritis.

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Información

Referencias

Evans M. Anatomy of the uvea. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 7.1.

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