Examples of normal eyes

These photographs were taken by George H. Balazs from turtles removed from the water along the Kona/Kohala coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

These three eyes show what we believe to be normal conjunctiva. The tissue is a uniform slate-gray colour and the leading edge of the posterior conjunctiva lies flat against the cornea. Most importantly the posterior conjunctiva has many "pleats" that looks like someone's drawn an Exacto-knife several times over a dark gray piece of construction paper. These "scored" criss-crossed lines are typical of normal eyes.

The eyes have it
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