Selenite nuclear cataract: review of the model.

Thomas (Tom) Shearer, Hong Ma, C. Fukiage, M. Azuma

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Selenite overdose cataract, an experimental model of nuclear cataract produced in young rats is reviewed. Topics include procedures for cataract production and assessment, metabolic and molecular changes in the epithelium of the lens, calcium accumulation, activation of calcium-activated protease system, mechanisms for crystallin precipitation, anti-cataract drug testing and relevance to human cataract.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8
Number of pages1
JournalMolecular Vision
Publication statusPublished - Jul 23 1997


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  • Ophthalmology

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Shearer, T. T., Ma, H., Fukiage, C., & Azuma, M. (1997). Selenite nuclear cataract: review of the model. Molecular Vision, 3, 8.