fascial sheath of eyeball

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fas·ci·al sheath of eye·ball

[TA]
a condensation of connective tissue on the outer aspect of the sclera from which it is separated by a narrow cleftlike episcleral space; the sheath is attached to the sclera near the sclerocorneal junction and blends with the fascia of the extraocular muscles.

fas·ci·al sheath of eye·ball

(fash'ē-ăl shēth ī'bawl) [TA]
A condensation of connective tissue on the outer aspect of the sclera from which it is separated by a narrow cleftlike episcleral space; the sheath is attached to the sclera near the sclerocorneal junction and blends with the fascia of the extraocular muscles.
Synonym(s): Tenon capsule.

Tenon,

Jacques R., French pathologist and oculist, 1724-1816.
Tenon capsule - Synonym(s): fascial sheath of eyeball
Tenon space - the space between the fascial sheath of the eyeball and the sclera. Synonym(s): episcleral space
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