Embryology of the eye

Environ Health Perspect. 1982 Apr;44:31-4. doi: 10.1289/ehp.824431.


A brief description of the basic patterns of mammalian development of the eye is presented based on events as they occur in human beings. The emphasis is not on the details of this development, but rather on its organization and timing, with a figure of comparative development providing a comparison of similar events in man, rat, mouse, and chick.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Aqueous Humor / embryology
  • Chick Embryo
  • Ciliary Body / embryology
  • Eye / embryology*
  • Eyelids / embryology
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Lens, Crystalline / embryology
  • Mice
  • Pregnancy
  • Rats
  • Retina / embryology