Order and disorder in the transparent media of the eye

Exp Eye Res. 2004 Mar;78(3):427-32. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2003.10.008.


Transparent tissues of the eye share common physical features that were important to the scientific studies of Dr David Maurice. The importance of order and disorder in the structural organization of the collagen fibres and crystallin proteins of the lens is discussed briefly in the present article. Dr Maurice emphasized the use of mathematical models in the investigation of biological phenomena in vision and his research continues to inspire novel experimental investigations of the transparent and opaque of the eye.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cataract / physiopathology
  • Collagen / physiology
  • Cornea / physiology*
  • Corneal Diseases / physiopathology
  • Crystallins / physiology
  • Humans
  • Lens, Crystalline / physiology*
  • Scattering, Radiation


  • Crystallins
  • Collagen