Selenite cataract: A review

T. R. Shearer, L. L. David, R. S. Anderson

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Abstract

Selenite cataract is a fairly recently described, experimental animal model for cataract (1). Selenite cataract has been extensively characterized histologically (2) and biochemically (3,4). The model has been particularly useful for studies on the roles of calcium accumulation and lens proteolysis in cataract formation (4). This review describes current knowledge of the biochemical mechanism for selenite cataract and indicates how the model may be used for further understanding of cataractogenesis in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-300
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Eye Research
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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