What is possibly lovable about the cornea—or the iris or the retina for that matter?
Unlike the rest of the eye, or most of the body, the cornea is a privileged organ.
Here is the proof: even as a whippersnapper, young Rand seemed to love the cornea.
cornea cor·ne·a (kôr'nē-ə)
The transparent, convex, anterior portion of the outer fibrous coat of the eyeball that covers the iris and the pupil and is continuous with the sclera.