What's the difference between 'Orbit' and 'Globe' in eye's anatomy. Do they refer to the same ? I encountered this in this text:

... ciliary ganglion, which is approximately 3 mm in size, and located 2-3 mm posterior to the globe and lateral to the optic nerve,...


I've found a rough answer myself:

The globe of the eye, or bulbus oculi, is the eyeball apart from its appendages


... the orbit is the cavity or socket of the skull in which the eye and its appendages are situated. "Orbit" can refer to the bony socket, or it can also be used to imply the contents.


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