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Eye lens anatomy

Eye lens anatomy

Overview

The lens of the eye is normally clear. If the lens becomes cloudy or is opacified it is called a cataract.

Review Date 2/7/2017

Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.