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fascial sheath of eyeball


Definition: a condensation of connective tissue on the outer aspect of the sclera from which it is separated by a narrow cleftlike episcleral space; the sheath is attached to the sclera near the sclerocorneal junction and blends with the fascia of the extraocular muscles.

Synonym(s): vagina bulbiTA, capsula bulbi, eye capsule, fascia bulbi, sheath of eyeball, Tenon capsule, vagina oculi

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