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Vol. 18, No. 6, 1986
Issue release date: 1986
Section title: Original Paper
Ophthalmic Res 1986;18:363–368
(DOI:10.1159/000265464)

Human Fetal Lens: Wet and Dry Weight with Increasing Gestational Age

Bours J.a · Födisch H.J.b
aDepartment of Experimental Ophthalmology and bInstitute of Paediatric Pathology, University of Bonn, FRG

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: September 03, 1985
Accepted: August 25, 1986
Published online: December 04, 2009
Issue release date: 1986

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0030-3747 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0259 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORE

Abstract

The lens wet weight (LWW) and its relationship wrth fetal age was determined for 32 lenses between gestational ages of 119 and 242 days. In addition to the water content, lens dry weight, water-soluble (WS) and water-insoluble (WD protein content were determined. The increase in LWW with increasing fetal age appeared to be exponential. The WS protein content increased from 2.9 to 15.3 mg and that of the WI from 0.07 to 0.53 mg. The lens water decreased from 82.2 to 75.7%. This decrease reflects the protein increase during gestation. A formula expressing the relation between LWW and fetal age was calculated and compared with formulae calculated from results obtained by other authors.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: September 03, 1985
Accepted: August 25, 1986
Published online: December 04, 2009
Issue release date: 1986

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0030-3747 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0259 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORE


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