Slide show: A look inside your eyes
Eye muscles
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Each eye has six muscles attached to the sclera — the white part of the eye. These muscles, five of which are shown above, allow you to move the eye and track an object without turning your head. The eye muscles also allow you to shift your field of gaze left, right, up, down and diagonally. The brain coordinates these eye movements so that both eyes can move together when tracking an object.

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