The transparent elastic structure behind the iris by which light is focused onto the retina of the eye.
- The cornea, iris, and crystalline lens work together to focus light onto the retina.
- The cornea and the crystalline lens refract light that enters the eye.
- The most serious injuries involve the cornea and the internal crystalline lens, leading to corneal scars and cataract.
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Syllabification: crys·tal·line lens
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