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Lens, Crystalline MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lens, Crystalline
Tree Number(s)
A09.371.060.500
Unique ID
D007908
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007908
Annotation
of the eye; congenital absence = APHAKIA /‌congen; APHAKIA, POSTCATARACT is also available; replacement by intraocular lens = LENSES, INTRAOCULAR; extraction = probably CATARACT EXTRACTION
Scope Note
A transparent, biconvex structure of the EYE, enclosed in a capsule and situated behind the IRIS and in front of the vitreous humor (VITREOUS BODY). It is slightly overlapped at its margin by the ciliary processes. Adaptation by the CILIARY BODY is crucial for OCULAR ACCOMMODATION.
Entry Term(s)
Crystalline Lens
Eye Lens
Lens, Eye
NLM Classification #
WW 260
See Also
Aphakia
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Lens, Crystalline Preferred
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