Conjunctiva

Conjunctiva - eye anatomyThe conjunctiva is the thin, transparent tissue that covers the outer surface of the eye. It begins at the outer edge of the cornea, covering the visible part of the sclera, and lining the inside of the eyelids. It is nourished by tiny blood vessels that are nearly invisible to the naked eye.  

The conjunctiva also secretes oils and mucous that moisten and lubricate the eye.

 

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