Glossary of Terms

Clouding of the eye lens

A membrane that envelopes the lens of the eye, into which an artificial lens is implanted. This membrane is attached to the wall of the eye by many microscopic threads called zonules.

The colored part of the eye. Located between the cornea and the lens which serves as a “shutter”.

The opening in the center of the iris, which changes its diameter by the intensity of the surrounding light.

The noninvasive examination in which the cornea is imaged (with regular light), to provide information about the structure of the cornea and its surface.

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