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What is the Iris made out of?
Last Updated: 21st March, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, what type of tissue is the Iris made from?
The visible surface of the iris consists oflooseconnective tissue and includes blood vessels. The colorofthe iris ("eye color") results both from scattering oflightby its trabecular meshwork of collagen fibers and fromabsorptionof light by melanin granules in scatteredmelanocytes.
One may also ask, is the Iris a muscle? The iris sphincter muscle(pupillarysphincter, pupillary constrictor, circular muscleofiris, circular fibers) is a muscle in the part oftheeye called the iris. It encircles the pupil oftheiris, appropriate to its function as a constrictor ofthepupil.
Beside above, what is the Iris?
In humans and most mammals and birds, theiris(plural: irides or irises) is a thin, circularstructure inthe eye, responsible for controlling the diameter andsize of thepupil and thus the amount of light reaching the retina.Eye coloris defined by that of the iris.
Where is your iris?
Iris, in anatomy, the pigmentedmuscularcurtain near the front of the eye, betweenthecornea and the lens, that is perforated by anopening calledthe pupil. The iris is located in frontof thelens and ciliary body and behind thecornea.