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Sclera MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Sclera
Tree Number(s)
A09.371.784
Unique ID
D012590
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012590
Annotation
inflammation = SCLERITIS; neoplasms = SCLERAL DISEASES + EYE NEOPLASMS; blue sclera = SCLERA /‌abnorm
Scope Note
The white, opaque, fibrous, outer tunic of the eyeball, covering it entirely excepting the segment covered anteriorly by the cornea. It is essentially avascular but contains apertures for vessels, lymphatics, and nerves. It receives the tendons of insertion of the extraocular muscles and at the corneoscleral junction contains the CANAL OF SCHLEMM. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Scleral Spur
See Also
Limbus Corneae
Scleral Buckling
Scleroplasty
Sclerostomy
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2022/05/23
Sclera Preferred
Scleral Spur Narrower
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