June 1963
Volume 2, Issue 3
Articles  |   June 1963
A Study of Lens Regeneration in the Rabbit
Author Affiliations
    Department of Ophthalmology and the Oscar Johnson Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.; Special Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 1963, Vol.2, 243-251. doi:
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      THOMAS H. PETTIT; A Study of Lens Regeneration in the Rabbit. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1963;2(3):243-251.

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Regeneration of the crystalline lens was studied in 34 albino rabbits. Twenty-six eyes were implanted with cytolyzing fetal lid tissue, as suggested by Chanturishvili and Sicharulidze, after an extracapsular lens extraction. Sixteen control eyes had a similar procedure, with the omission of the fetal lid tissue.

Lens regeneration occurred in both groups. The eyes of the two groups were similar with respect to the rate of regeneration, the final volume, the shape, the clarity, and the optical properties of the regenerate. The eyes implanted luith cytolyzing fetal lid tissue had a recurrent anterior segment inflammation which was not seen in the control group.


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