Ciliary Body

Ciliary Body

The structure indicated is the ciliary body. The eyeball consists of a fibrous outer layer, a vascular layer, and an inner layer. The vascular layer of the eyeball consists of:
  • Choroid
  • Ciliary body
  • Iris
The ciliary body is triangular in cross-section and encircles the eyeball. It has two components:
  • Ciliary muscle
  • Ciliary processes
The ciliary body has three main functions:
  • Accommodation of the lens
  • Production and resorption of aqueous humor
  • Maintenance of lens zonules

Ciliary Body