refraction of eye


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refraction of eye

Etymology: L, refringere, to break apart; AS, eage
the deflection of light from a straight path through the eye by various ocular tissues, including the cornea, lens, aqueous humor, and vitreous body.

refraction of eye

The refraction brought about by the refractive media of the eye (cornea, aqueous humor, crystalline lens, vitreous body). Synonym: ocular refraction
See: vision pathway
See also: refraction