Changes in light scatter and width measurements from the human lens cortex with age.

TitleChanges in light scatter and width measurements from the human lens cortex with age.
Publication TypeJournal Article
JournalEye (London, England)
Volume6 ( Pt 1)
Pagination55-9
Date Published1992
ISSN0950-222X
Abstract

Light scatter and width measurements of the anterior cortical layers of the human lens were made in 50 eyes of 50 subjects using computerised linear scanning densitometry of Scheimpflug images. It was demonstrated that the amount of light scatter increased with age in all of the three major zones and that zone C3 showed the most marked increase. Most lens growth occurs in zone C2 with C3 showing little increase in width once it has become established. Zone C1 showed a tendency to decrease in width with age. In addition it was shown that the C3 zone, which is not present at birth and during early childhood, appears as a distinct layer during the second decade of life. Its scattering properties continue to increase throughout life, exceeding all other zones after approximately 30 years of age, in the absence of cataract. Possible explanations for the lens zone pattern are discussed.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/eye.1992.10
DOI10.1038/eye.1992.10
Short TitleEye (Lond)
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