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Table 1 Summary of the critical changes during accommodation

From: Accommodative intraocular lenses: where are we and where we are going

Accommodated eye
 1. Sphincter-like action of circular muscle fibers contraction
 2. Contraction of ciliary muscle
 3. Distance between edges of ciliary body decreases
 4. Relaxation of suspensory ligament
 5. Lens becomes thicker
 6. Focal length shortens
Unaccommodated eye
 1. The ciliary muscle is relaxed
 2. Aqueous and vitreous humor push outward on the sclerotic coat
 3. Ligaments become taut/tensed
 4. Lens pulled into a thin shape
 5. Focal length becomes short