Lens is transparent structure. disturbance in transparency of lens leads to disease known as cataract, which will be discussed in another posts.
Here , we ought to discuss the factors which are responsible for maintenance of transparency of of lens briefly ..
Factors which contribute to its transparency are as follows
#Tightly packed nature of lens cells
# Narrow membranes of lens fibres
#Loss of organelles of cells
#Arrangement of lens proteins
#Semi-permeable character of lens capsule
#pump mechanism of lens fibre membranes
this mechanism maintains the electrolyte balance and thus maintains a relative state of dehydration inside the lens.
# Auto oxidation and high concentration of reduced glutathione in lens —-> leads to lens proteins in reduced state. which maintains its transparency.
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