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      Cadmium, Lead and Copper Concentrations in Normal and Senile Cataractous Human Lenses

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      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Cadmium, Lead, Copper, Cataract, Atomic absorption spectrophotometry

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          Cadmium, lead and copper concentrations were measured in normal and cataractous human lenses by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The concentrations of all three elements were relatively higher in cataractous lenses compared with normals, and the ratios of cataract/normal concentrations were in the order Pb > Cd > Cu.The concentration of these trace elements also varied according to lense age. It is likely that the major source of cadmium is tobacco smoke while that of lead is the exhaust gases of motor cars.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          09 December 2009
          : 20
          : 1
          : 10-13
          aDepartment of Ophthalmology, Markusovszky Hospital; bPublic Health Station, Szombathely, Hungary
          266248 Ophthalmic Res 1988;20:10–13
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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