Light Scattering Studies of Cataract
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.
KeywordsCorrelation Function Large Scatterer Cataractous Lens Cataract Development Small Scatterer
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