from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cornea or exterior lens of an insect's eye; a cornea-lens or corneule.
  • n. The lens, as of a microscope, to which the eye is applied.


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  • Complexions, too, were replaceable, spectacles superseded an inefficient eye-lens, and imperceptible false diaphragms were thrust into the failing ear.

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  • These telescopes were all made with a convex object-glass and a concave eye-lens, and this type is spoken of as the Galilean telescope.

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  • Kepler suggested the convex eye-lens in 1611, and Scheiner claimed to have used one in 1617.

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  • For the eye, he says, it would first be through glasses and later through altered eye-lens or retina.


  • HO, Costello P, Sponheim SR, Lee JT, Pardo JV (2004) Functional neuroanatomy of the human near/far response to blur cues: eye-lens accommodation/vergence to point targets varying in depth.

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