Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Francis, P. 2006. Lens Disorders. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The function of the crystalline lens of the eye is to focus light onto the retina. It has a unique structure, as lens cells are never shed but continually added throughout life. Cataract, or opacification, is by far the most common disorder affecting the lens.