lens of the eye

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Noun1.lens of the eye - biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eyelens of the eye - biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
lens cortex, cortex - the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus
lens capsule - a tenuous mesoblastic membrane surrounding the lens of the eye
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Tissues within the lens can break down and clump together, clouding small areas within the lens of the eye, thereby forming a cataract.
A cataract is the clouding of the clear lens of the eye, which lies behind the iris and the pupil.
Cataracts develop when protein builds up in the lens of the eye and makes it cloudy.
Cataracts are a condition where the lens of the eye becomes clouded and affects vision.
Freedom Meditech has developed an FDA-cleared, noninvasive eye scan that utilises lens autoflourescence to detect the presence of advanced glycation products or AGEs in the lens of the eye that has the potential to screen for chronic diseases like diabetes.
A The lens of the eye is usually as clear as a crystal.
Affecting tens of millions of people worldwide, cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become progressively cloudy, and when left untreated, can lead to total blindness.
"No one has ever put electronics inside the lens of the eye, so this is a little more radical," says Karl Bohringer, a UW professor of electrical engineering.
Study results of an eye scanning system (fluorescent ligand eye scanning, or FLES) that detects beta-amyloid deposits on the lens of the eye, conducted by the Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix, also were reported at the AAIC.
Cataracts are cloudy opacifications of the lens of the eye that interfere with vision.
Presbyopia is caused by the lens of the eye hardening with age and losing its ability to change shape to focus on nearby objects.