[ UK /sklˈi‍ər/ ]
  1. the whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball
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How To Use sclera In A Sentence

  • Since dopa is a precursor for cuticle formation and melanin biosynthesis, genes involved in monoamine metabolism also have pleiotropic effects on scleratization and pigmentation.
  • The main findings on physical examination were icteric sclerae and mild skin icterus as well as dark blood in the rectal ampulla.
  • In a cryopexy procedure, a probe with a frozen tip is placed externally on the sclera over the area of a retinal hole or tear.
  • The surgeon creates a scleral pocket by dissecting posteriorly, undermining the tissue with Wescott scissors.
  • The remaining chapters include discussions of tumors of the orbit, eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea and sclera, uvea, and optic nerve.
  • His sclera were tinted pink and reddish spittle bubbled from his mouth. VITALS
  • Most ocular complications involve the cornea but may also include the conjunctiva, uvea, sclera, retina, and surrounding structures.
  • The whole eye is not used, only the cornea, the transparent front of the eye, and the sclera, the white part of the eye.
  • Lagrange therefore proposes the following rules of procedure: (a) If tensions is normal to +1, do sclerectomy without iridectomy, the amount of sclera excised being inversely proportionate to the degree of hypertension. (b) If tension is +1 to +3, do sclerotomy-iridectomy, the iridectomy being added to avoid entanglement of the iris. Glaucoma A Symposium Presented at a Meeting of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society, November 17, 1913
  • In any case, most if not all Triassic scleractinians, whether zooxanthellate or not, show skeletal construction different from modern (strictly post-Cretaceous) equivalents.
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