False-colour SEM of cells from lens of human eye

False-colour SEM of cells from lens of human eye

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This image is part of the feature Landscapes Of The Human Body

Credit: PROF. P. MOTTA/DEPT. OF ANATOMY/UNIVERSITY "LA SAPIENZA", ROME/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lens of the eye. False-colour scanning electron micrograph of fibre-like cells that form the lens of the human eye. The transparency of the lens (width 4 millimetres) is due to the absence of nuclei in its cells, & to the crystalline precision of their arrangement. The zip-like rows of ball-&-socket joints that bind these cells together may also play a part. In cross-section lens cells are flattened hexagons, arranged in regular stacks. The cells of the lens are called fibres because of their dimensions, with lengths of 10 millimetres and diameters of 5 micrometres. Magnification: x880 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: anatomy, eye, false-coloured, human body, lens, sight, structure, vision, visual sense

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