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.)
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Latin capsula lentis
TA A15.2.05.007
FMA 58881
Anatomical terminology
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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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