I went through a post (Can you tell me about the correct usage of "over here" and "right here"?) and I guess I understand the explanation on it

"right here/there" sits inside "over here/there"

A tutorial (00:02:23) seems to use the expression to convey another meaning

... the cornea over here ...

The area pointed out by the red circle is very close to the exact area of the cornea, which is along the blue one.

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I guess the green one demonstrates inside while the blue one means next to. Is my understanding right? Could someone please give a hint? Thanks in advance.

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    It's not clear in what context the cornea is described as 'over here', unless it means 'over the surface of the eye'. Apr 3, 2020 at 8:25
  • @KateBunting Thanks for your reminder. I guess 'over the surface of the eye' is a reasonable context. I attached the link just now, would you please take a loot at that?
    – WXJ96163
    Apr 3, 2020 at 8:44
  • He's pointing at the Lacrimal gland (moving the cursor around the Lacrimal gland)... he said 'the Lacrimal gland over here'... (Kate is right 👍).
    – Void
    Apr 3, 2020 at 8:46
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    @DecapitatedSoul Thank you. I am pretty sure his cursor is moving along the cornea at 00:02:23, though I am not that sure what "over here" refers to.
    – WXJ96163
    Apr 3, 2020 at 8:52
  • In simple terms, 'over here' means 'within your reach'. (Over here means near you - From Collins English dictionary).
    – Void
    Apr 3, 2020 at 8:58

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He's pointing at the Lacrimal gland (moving the cursor around the Lacrimal gland).

He said 'the Lacrimal gland over here'.

Over here means near you or in the country you're in. - Collins English dictionary

In simple words, 'over here' means within your (speaker) reach, close enough to be touched or picked up by someone.

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    Within your reach only if you means the speaker. If you tell another person that something is over here, you mean that it is near you but not so near to them. Apr 3, 2020 at 11:01

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