(From cilia, the eye lids,) vel Meibo'-mii Glandulae; from Meibomius, the discoverer. On the inner edge of each eye lid, in the tarsus, is a row of small holes, which are the excretory ducts of what are called the ciliary, or Meibomius's glands. The glands themselves appear of a whitish colour, and are situated on the internal surface of the tarsus; their ducts are short, resembling white lines running down towards the edge of the eye lids: like the miliary ones, they secern an unctuous matter, which prevents the attrition of the eye lids, from their frequent motion; keeps the edges soft and free from excoriation, and prevents the tears from falling down the cheeks. See Tarsus.

Ciliare ligamentum, also called processus ci-liaris. It is a range of black fibres, in the eye, circularly disposed, having their rise in the inner part of the choroides, and terminating in the prominent part of the crystalline, where the sclerotis, choroides, retina, cornea, processus ciliaris, and iris, end: they surround the crystalline humour, or rather the part where the sclerotica joins the choroides, and round the edge of the cornea they adhere firmly; at this circle, the choroides seems to change its colour and texture, appearing as a whitish kind of ring, termed ligamentum ciliare: here the internal lamina of the choroides dips inwards, to make what are termed the processes, which are little folds of the inner lamella of the choroides. These folds become broader until they terminate in a broad point in the crystalline humour; the whole radiated ring, made by the ciliary processes, is sometimes called corona ciliaris. See Choroides.