The uvea (also called the uveal layer or vascular tunic) is the middle three layers that make up the eye. It is the pigmented layer and its main function is of nutrition and gas exchange. It sits between the retina (innermost layer) and sclera

It is traditionally split up into three anatomical portions:

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rID: 10565
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tags: refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Uveal layer
  • Uveal coat
  • Vascular tunic

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