Hypocalcemic cataract. I. An animal model and cation distribution study

N. A. Delamere, C. A. Paterson, D. L. Holmes

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Rabbits maintained on a low calcium diet for up to 7 weeks developed marked hypocalcemia. The serum to aqueous humor ratio of calcium was independent of the degree of hypocalcemia. All animals developed visible lens opacities. Lenses were graded as to the severity of cataract development. The development of lens opacification was correlated with derangement of the lens electrolyte composition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalMetabolic and Pediatric Ophthalmology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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