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Transparency and power of post-mortem human lenses: variation with age and sex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6852143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lenses of various ages were immersed in castor-oil and used to project gratings of known spatial frequency. Measurements were made of the highest frequency that could be resolved, and also of the optical power of each lens. Parameters included age, days post-mortem, and sex. The variation of the power differed appreciably as between infant and adult lenses, reflecting on the mechanical components of the lenses. Women's lenses were found to be more powerful than those of men. There was no decrease in transparency for up to seven weeks post-mortem. There was no significant variation of transparency with age, but women's lenses were somewhat less transparent than those of men.
Authors:
R A Weale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental eye research     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0014-4835     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp. Eye Res.     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-29     Completed Date:  1983-07-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370707     Medline TA:  Exp Eye Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  731-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aging
Cataract / pathology
Female
Humans
Infant
Lens, Crystalline / physiology*
Male
Middle Aged
Optics and Photonics
Postmortem Changes
Sex Factors
Time Factors

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