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)
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Lamina cribrosa sclerae, Sclera, Trachypollia sclera, Intrascleral plexus, Lamina cribrosa, Fibrous tunic of eyeball, Scleral lens, Scleral tattooing, Episcleral layer, Scleral spur
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