The Origin of Cataracts in the Lens from Infrared Laser Radiation.
Annual progress rept. 1 Sep 76-31 Aug 77,
DUKE UNIV EYE CENTER DURHAM NC
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Changes in lens proteins following exposure to IR irradiation have been used to detect the earliest changes possible in cataract formation. Rat lenses maintained in organ culture have been used to determine the temperature which will initiate cataractogenesis. Exposures from a CW neodymium laser 1060 nm were used to determine what energy levels are necessary to produce protein changes. These changes have been characterized by thin layer isoelectric focused electrophoresis and sodium dodecyl sulfate electrophoresis. Author
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