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A complex system of ligaments and a muscle keep the crystalline lens in place in the eyes of bony fishes (teleosts).

Khorramshahi, Omid; Schartau, Marcus LU and Kröger, Ronald LU (2008) In Vision Research 48(13). p.1503-1508
Abstract
The suspension of the crystalline lens in the eye was studied in 11 species of teleost (bony fish) from 10 families and 7 orders by light and electron microscopy. In all species there were 4-5 ligaments in about the equatorial plane of the eye, in which also the tendon of the retractor lentis muscle attaches to the lens. In two cichlid species two additional ligaments were found running from the mid-posterior surface of the lens to the optic nerve head, where they attach to the falciform process. Lens suspension in teleosts is more complex than previously described and well-suited to firmly keep the heavy spherical lens in position for well-focused vision.
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Fish, Lens suspension, Muscle, Accommodation
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Vision Research
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48
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13
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1503 - 1508
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Elsevier
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1878-5646
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10.1016/j.visres.2008.03.017
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English
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  author       = {Khorramshahi, Omid and Schartau, Marcus and Kröger, Ronald},
  issn         = {1878-5646},
  keyword      = {Fish,Lens suspension,Muscle,Accommodation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {13},
  pages        = {1503--1508},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Vision Research},
  title        = {A complex system of ligaments and a muscle keep the crystalline lens in place in the eyes of bony fishes (teleosts).},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2008.03.017},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2008},
}