The lens

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The primary optical function of the lens is to allow the eye to accommodate, but age-dependent changes in shape and gradient also play a key role in the optics of the eye over the entire lifespan. Lens growth in childhood is a key factor in the development of the refractive state of the eye. In adulthood, lens growth results in a progressive loss of balance between corneal and internal ocular aberrations that deteriorates retinal image quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Visual Optics, Volume One
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Eye Optics
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781482237863
ISBN (Print)9781482237856
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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