Durable white outer shell of the eyeball, covering approximately the posterior five-sixths of its surface, continuous anteriorly with the cornea and posteriorly with the external sheath of the optic nerve. Also known as: sclerotic coat.

SCLERA: "The sclera may become yellowed if an individual is afflicted with jaundice."
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