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  1. lens, crystalline lens, lens of the eyenoun

    biconvex transparent body situated behind the iris in the eye; its role (along with the cornea) is to focuses light on the retina


  1. crystalline lens

    The lens, or crystalline lens, is a transparent biconvex structure in most vertebrate eyes. Along with the cornea, aqueous and vitreous humours it refracts light, focusing it onto the retina. In many land animals the lens can alter its shape to change the focal length of the eye so that it can focus on objects at various distances, thus allowing a sharp real image of the object of interest to be formed on the retina. This adjustment of the lens is known as accommodation (see also below). Accommodation is analogous to the focusing of a photographic camera via movement of its lenses though the vertebrate eye changes the shape of the lens instead of moving it backwards and forwards as in a camera. The lens is flatter on its anterior side than on its posterior side. In humans, the refractive power of the lens in its natural environment is approximately 18 dioptres, roughly one-third of the eye's total power of about 60 dioptres at infancy and 10 dioptres by the age of 25 years. Most of the reduction of focus in an aging human is attributed to the aging of the lens.


  1. crystalline lens

    The crystalline lens is a transparent, biconvex structure in the eye that, along with the cornea, helps to refract light to be focused on the retina. This allows the eye to produce clear, sharp images. The lens can adjust its shape to focus on objects at different distances, a process called accommodation. As we age, the lens can lose its flexibility, leading to vision problems such as presbyopia. It can also become cloudy, forming what is known as a cataract.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystalline lens in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystalline lens in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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