If you’ve ever wondered what the human eye looks like at high resolution, photographer Suren Manvelyan has captured it through his series “Your Beautiful Eyes.”
His pictures help us see parts of the eye in impeccable detail. Of particular interest is the iris, the coloured part of the eye that surrounds the pupil.
These stringy looking membranes are pigmented and lie between the cornea and the lens. The iris acts as a contraption that widens or narrows the eye opening. This function is what controls the amount of light that enters the eye through the pupil. You’ll notice that everyone has a different eye colour, this is due to melanconytes, the same cells that are responsible for the production of our skin colour.
The clear part of the eye you see covering the eyeball is the cornea. The area between the cornea and iris and pupil is known as the anterior chamber. This space holds the aqueous humor, which is a clear fluid that provides nutrients to the cornea and the lens.
To learn more about your eyes and to ensure they are healthy, book an eye examination with your local optometrist.
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