Last revised by Dr Bahman Rasuli on 19 Apr 2021

The uvea (plural: uveas), also called the uveal layer or vascular tunic is the middle of the three layers that make up the eye. It is the pigmented layer and its main function is 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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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: globe anatomy
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