Mechanical behavior of the iris-lens-zonule-ciliary body system

Ophthalmologica. 1980;181(2):114-7. doi: 10.1159/000309036.


The mechanical behavior of athe iris-lens-zonule-ciliary body (ILZC) system under intraocular pressure variations, measured with Scan A, is studied on a series of 20 rabbit eyes. The experiments indicate that the ILZC system behaves like a partition between the anterior and vitreous chambers and not like a supporting structural member. The observed behavior is related to previous clinical observations and to the biostructural model of the eye described in a previous paper by the authors.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Ciliary Body / physiology
  • Intraocular Pressure*
  • Iris / physiology
  • Lens, Crystalline / physiology*
  • Photography / instrumentation
  • Photography / methods
  • Rabbits
  • Uvea / physiology*