Some observations on the crystalline lens

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offered by the smaller lenses in proportion to
their bulk and partly due to the different
swelling properties of the lenses from different
animals.

In all cases, lenses immersed without their
capsules, gained weight much less rapidly and
showed a lower maximum gain than the
corresponding lenses in capsules; these lenses
gained in one hour about half as much
as their fellows in capsules. Part of this difference
is explained by solution of the lens matter in
the water, which here has ready access to
the soft conical part of the lens.

Lenses immersed in water in their capsules
showed an accumulation of fluid under the
capsule within the first half-hour. This fluid
increased in amount during immersion so as
to raise the capsule from the surface of the lens
by a millimetre or more. The lenses in this
condition offered to have a uniform whitish
                            
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Author
Clare Harris
Reference
MS/165
Series
MS
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Some observations on the crystalline lens , From The Royal Society, MS/165

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