the lens of the eye is the only transparent tissue in the human body, composed of (rather empty) cells capable of transmitting light
arranged in concentric layers like an onion, the interlocking cells permit our biconvex lens to change shape as ciliary muscles contract and relax, focusing light onto the retina
colored SEM
credit: Martin Oeggerli, Micronaut

the lens of the eye is the only transparent tissue in the human body, composed of (rather empty) cells capable of transmitting light

arranged in concentric layers like an onion, the interlocking cells permit our biconvex lens to change shape as ciliary muscles contract and relax, focusing light onto the retina

colored SEM

credit: Martin Oeggerli, Micronaut

the lens of the eye is the only transparent tissue in the human body, composed of (rather empty) cells capable of transmitting light
arranged in concentric layers like an onion, the interlocking cells permit our biconvex lens to change shape as ciliary muscles contract and relax, focusing light onto the retina
colored SEM
credit: Martin Oeggerli, Micronaut

the lens of the eye is the only transparent tissue in the human body, composed of (rather empty) cells capable of transmitting light

arranged in concentric layers like an onion, the interlocking cells permit our biconvex lens to change shape as ciliary muscles contract and relax, focusing light onto the retina

colored SEM

credit: Martin Oeggerli, Micronaut

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