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Light Scattering Studies of Cataract

  • M. Delaye
  • J. I. Clark
  • G. B. Benedek
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 73)

Abstract

The early stages of cataract development are characterized by a progressive opacification which is due to increased light scattering within the lens. Our purpose is to establish the physico-chemical basis of this scattering. We have chosen the reversible phase transition cataract in the nucleus of the calf lens1 as a model system. In this cataract the nuclear opacification increases as the temperature decreases. We studied the development of the opacity in both the intact lens and the isolated cytoplasm.

Keywords

Correlation Function Large Scatterer Cataractous Lens Cataract Development Small Scatterer 
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    S. Zigman and S. Lerman, Exp. Eye Res. 4: 24 (1965).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    M. Delaye, J. I. Clark, and G. B. Benedek, accepted by Biophysical Journal.Google Scholar
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    J. I. Clark and G. B. Benedek, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 95: 482 (1980).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Delaye
    • 1
  • J. I. Clark
    • 1
  • G. B. Benedek
    • 1
  1. 1.13-2014 Department of PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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