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zonule

 [zōn´ūl]
a small zone.
ciliary zonule (zonule of Zinn) a series of fibers connecting the ciliary body and lens of the eye, holding the lens in place.
Ciliary zonule. The system of suspensory ligaments holding the lens in position. From Dorland's, 2000.

zon·ule

(zōn'yūl),
A small zone.
Synonym(s): zonula

zonule

/zo·nule/ (zōn´ūl) a small zone.zon´ular
ciliary zonule , zonule of Zinn a series of fibers connecting the ciliary body and lens of the eye.

zonulae, zonule

See zonula.

zon·ule

(zō'nyūl)
A small zone.
Synonym(s): zonula.

zonule

The delicate suspensory ligament of the CRYSTALLINE LENS of the eye.

zonule

a small zone.

ciliary zonule
a series of fibers connecting the ciliary body and lens of the eye, holding the lens in place. Called also Zinn nodule.
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Weak lens zonules are associated with which of the following conditions?
The iridectomy breaks down the reverse pupillary block by communicating the AC and PC, after which the iris returns to be flat or regular and departs from the anterior surface of the crystalline lens and zonules, preventing more pigment granules to liberate from the IPE layer of the iris.
Pencil lead perforated the cornea in our second case and in the third case it perforated both the cornea and iris, reaching the vitreous through the zonules.
The Schachar theory of accommodation assumes that the equatorial zonules are under minimum tension when the lens is at minimum optical power.
The pathogenesis of this condition is thought to be related to defective development of the lens zonules.
However if capsular or zonular support is inadequate, Like in Congenital and secondary weakness of the lens zonules, trauma, lens dislocation and posterior capsular rupture during cataract extraction, it may not be possible to implant a PCIOL.
5) It is brought about by the iris bowing posteriorly, which results in iris pigment cells being shed into the anterior chamber through rubbing against the lens zonules.
Unlike dislocation of the IOL, dislocation of the lens-capsule complex can occur years after an uncomplicated surgery due to progressive separation of the zonules associated with various causes such as PEX, retinitis pigmentosa, and long axial length.