Muscular Anatomy of the Eye
By Chris Adams, About.com Guide
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Muscles of the Eye - Ciliary Body for Accommodation
Muscles of the Eye
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The ciliary body is a ring of muscles behind the iris that holds the lens of the eye. Contractions in the ciliary body causes the shape of the lens to change, a process called accommodation. Basically, the ciliary body is what allows you to focus on things at different distances.
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