the crystalline lens


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Lens (the crystalline lens)

A transparent structure in the eye that focuses light onto the retina.
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Patient discussion about the crystalline lens

Q. My neighbor's kid had a lens dislocation due to Marfan's disease. Is this a contagious thing? My neighbor's have a sweet 8 year old boy. he had a lens dislocation due to a connective tissue disease named Marfan (I think that the name). It sounds like a very serious condition. My boy is playing with this kid several hour a week. should I take him to the GP to see that his is not infected with this marfan thing?

A. As in love and war so is in medicine the is no always nor never. It is probably the marfan that caused your neighbor kid the lens dislocation but you can never know for sure.
If you want there is nothing wrong in taking your boy for an annual check of an ophthalmologist.

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A cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens or in the cornea.
In addition to very loud noises, tinnitus is caused by use of cell phones, iPods and MP3 players, while presbyopia is a natural result of aging as the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility.
As we age, the crystalline lens, which sits behind the cornea and acts like a zoom, stiffens from a squashy gel-like substance to a fixed structure," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
Many patients do not actually know that a cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye preventing light rays from passing through it easily.
Difficulties while working with close objects are caused by the loss of the crystalline lens flexibility and elasticity, and as a result it starts to adapt slowly (this process resembles a camera, where auto-focus function is disrupted and it no longer focuses sharpness).
the orbit," the sparkle the warning the crystalline lens has
What happens: The crystalline lens in the eye becomes cloudy.
Fibres in the crystalline lens in the eye harden up when we start to approach mid to late forties,' Ms Clark said.
Presbyopia is a condition in which the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility.