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      Cell Biological Analysis of the Human Cataractous Lens: Implication of Lens Epithelial Cells in the Development of Aftercataract

      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Lens epithelial cells, Cataract, congenital, Aftercataract, Aging

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          Lens epithelial cells (LECs) from 3 patients with congenital cataract aged 2, 4 and 12 months, respectively, were cultured. The findings were compared with those from 26 eyes of 26 patients with senile cataract, with ages ranging from 60 to 89 years. The significantly higher growth potential of LECs in patients with congenital cataract compared to those with senile cataract, seems to be the cause of the higher frequency of aftercataract following cataract surgery in infants.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1995
          1995
          11 December 2009
          : 27
          : 4
          : 202-207
          Affiliations
          Department of Ophthalmology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Japan
          Article
          267706 Ophthalmic Res 1995;27:202–207
          10.1159/000267706
          8538999
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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