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Sclera

  • Definition
    • The sclera is the white outer coating of the eye. It is tough, fibrous tissue that extends from the cornea (the clear front section of the eye) to the optic nerve at the back of the eye. The sclera gives the eyeball its white color.

  • References
    • Dorland's Online Medical Dictionary. www.dorlands.com/def.jsp?id=100095100. Accessed Sept. 9, 2015.