Capsule of lens

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Capsule of lens
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The upper half of a sagittal section through the front of the eyeball. (Capsule of lens labeled at center right.)
Details
Latin capsula lentis
Identifiers
Gray's p.1019
TA A15.2.05.007
FMA 58881
Anatomical terminology

The lens capsule is a component of the globe of the eye. It is a clear, membrane-like structure that is quite elastic, a quality that keeps it under constant tension. As a result, the lens naturally tends towards a rounder or more globular configuration, a shape it must assume for the eye to focus at a near distance.

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