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Digging Deep Into How Your Eye Muscles Work

One aspect of the human eye that patients are most interested in are the muscles that allow it to work. People often ask their Miami Beach eye doctor about all of the different eye muscles that are present and what they all do. However, learning about every different eye muscle is something that will take a person a long time to truly understand. The muscles that control eye movement are not the only ones present in the eye; there are also muscles that control the expansion and contraction of the iris, muscles that control the lens, and many others as well. Your eye doctor in Miami Beach will be able to give you a brief introduction to the muscles in your eye, but the likely won’t be able to explain them all in one visit.

The Different Muscles in Your Eye

There are muscles that surround the eye, known as extraocular muscles, and ones present inside of the eye, known as intraocular muscles. All of them play an important role in how your eye is able to function, so be sure to specify which ones you want to know about when asking your eye doctor in Miami about them.

● There are six main extraocular muscles that control the eye’s ability to move.

● The ciliary muscles are internal eye muscles that control the amount of light the iris allows into the pupil.

● The ciliary muscles are also responsible for producing intraocular fluid and regulating its release from the eye.

The Importance of Ocular Muscles

Without ocular muscles, people would not be able to move their eyes from side to side and they would not be able to focus on objects distant and far. They would also experience retinal damage from their pupil taking in too much light. There are some cases where people who have malfunctioning eye muscles may be able to use eyeglasses in Miami Beach to correct their problem, but this is not often the case. Mostly, people with eye muscle issues need to have some sort of operation to correct the problems they are having. Most problems can be managed appropriately, though, without too much damage coming to their eyes.

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