Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Dissection of eye

Iris, lens and ciliary zonule, anterior view

Image #58-5

KEYWORDS: Connective tissue, Eye, Face.

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Dissection of eye
Iris, lens and ciliary zonule, anterior view
The cornea and anterior part of the sclera have been cut away and the iris reflected to display the anterior surface of the lens (3) and the zonular fibers (5) which attach to the anterior and posterior surface of the lens at its lateral margin. The pectinate ligament is visible along the lower margin of the iris (10). The specimen is transilluminated.
1 . Posterior surface of iris (stratum pigmentum visible)
2 . Cut edge of sclera
3 . Anterior surface of lens
4 . Ciliary process
5 . Zonular fibers (of zonula ciliaris)
6 . Ciliary muscle (meridional fibers)
7 . Pupillary-iris margin
8 . Annulus iris minor
9 . Annulus iris major
10 . Pectinate ligament of iris
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