Ciliary Ring

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

There is a ciliary ring located in each eye in the *human body.
It is one of the three zones of the ciliary body (which connects the choroid with the iris).

The ciliary ring is also know as the orbiculus ciliaris, another descriptive term often used in older textbooks and medical papers.

The ciliary ring or 'orbiculus ciliaris' is an area approx. 4 mm wide in which the ciliary body is connected to the anterior (front) part of the choroid. It is primarily a connecting component and as such does not have as active a role as the ciliary muscle, for example.

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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