Ciliary Body

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

There is a ciliary body located in each eye in the *human body.

The ciliary body connects the choroid with the iris, and consists of three zones.

The three zones of the ciliary body are:

  • The ciliary ring - which is attached to the choroid
  • The ciliary processes - which forms part of the attachment to the lens
  • The ciliary muscle - which controls the curvature of the lens, and therefore its accommodation to enable us to view both close and distant objects according to where our vision is focused.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions and descriptions of the parts of the eye.
For other descriptions in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete / exhaustive list).

Other related sections include:

For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook) The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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