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capsule of lens

the capsule enclosing the lens of the eye to which the zonular fibers attach.

lens capsule

the clear thin elastic capsule that surrounds the lens of the eye. Also called capsule of the lens.

lens cap·sule

(lenz kap'sŭl)
The capsule enclosing the lens of the eye.


1. an enclosing structure, as a soluble container enclosing a dose of medicine.
2. a cartilaginous, fatty, fibrous or membranous structure enveloping another structure, organ or part.

adipose renal capsule
the investment of fat surrounding the fibrous capsule of the kidney, continuous at the hilus with the fat in the renal sinus.
articular capsule
the saclike envelope that encloses the cavity of a synovial joint by attaching to the circumference of the articular end of each involved bone.
bacterial capsule
a gelatinous layer of polysaccharide surrounding a bacterial cell, usually polysaccharide but sometimes polypeptide in nature; it inhibits phagocytosis and is associated with the virulence of pathogenic bacteria.
Bowman's capsule
glomerular capsule.
brain c's
two layers of white matter in the substance of the brain. See also external capsule (below) and internal capsule (below).
external capsule
the layer of white fibers between the putamen and claustrum.
fibrous renal capsule
the connective tissue investment of the kidney, which continues through the hilus to line the renal sinus.
Glisson's capsule
a sheath of connective tissue accompanying the hepatic ducts and vessels within the liver.
glomerular capsule
the globular dilatation forming the beginning of a uriniferous tubule within the kidney, and surrounding the glomerulus. Called also Bowman's capsule and malpighian capsule.
heart capsule
internal capsule
the fanlike mass of white fibers separating the lentiform nucleus laterally from the head of the caudate nucleus, the dorsal thalamus, and the tail of the caudate nucleus medially.
joint capsule
articular capsule.
lens capsule
the elastic sac enclosing the lens of the eye.
malpighian capsule
see glomerular capsule (above).
Tenon's capsule
the connective tissue enveloping the posterior eyeball. Called also vagina bulbi.
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The small incision size required for the Catarex procedure and the greater likelihood of the procedure allowing the lens capsule to remain intact are the two factors that could facilitate the future development of accommodating intraocular lenses.
The vitreous chamber imaged as a homogenous, anechoic region between the posterior lens capsule and ciliary body anteriorly and the posterior ocular wall.
Photopolymerization is one of the most easily controlled ways, through which liquid artificial materials could be solidified within a short period in a transparent lens capsule only by controlling the light radiation on or off (1), (11).
These devices have expanded the ophthalmologists' ability to treat glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and opacified posterior lens capsules after cataract surgery.
RESCULA should be used with caution in aphakic patients, in pseudoaphakic patients with a torn posterior lens capsule, or in patients with known risk factors for macular edema.
Separate studies presented at the symposium highlighted the FluidVision lens' unique delivery system, PowerJect, which allows physicians to easily prepare the lens for implantation and then implant it, and also demonstrated that the lens capsule is remarkably stable over time after implantation of the lens.
8) As a result of the increased equatorial zonular tension on the lens during accommodation, the stress on the lens capsule is increased, and the lens remains stable and unafected by gravity.
Additionally, the Catalys laser system's integrated 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technology provides imaging of the anterior chamber of the eye, supporting safe and accurate preparation of the lens capsule for precise positioning of IOLs.
He said that the polymer developed by his team could be injected into the lens capsule as a liquid, and then firmed up once it was in place.
RESCULA should be used with caution in aphakic patients, in pseudophakic patients with a torn posterior lens capsule, or in patients with known risk factors for macular edema.
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One nine-year-old girl was temporarily blinded when a boiled egg she had reheated in its shell exploded into her face, perforating her cornea and rupturing the lens capsule.