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Descriptor English:   Sclera 
Descriptor Spanish:   Esclerótica 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Esclera 
Synonyms English:   Scleral Spur
Scleral Spurs
Tree Number:   A09.371.784
Definition English:   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) 
Indexing Annotation English:   inflammation = SCLERITIS; neoplasms = SCLERAL DISEASES + EYE NEOPLASMS; blue sclera = SCLERA /abnorm
See Related English:   Limbus Corneae
Scleral Buckling
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   12971 
Unique Identifier:   D012590 

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