May 1986
Volume 27, Issue 5
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Autofluorescence of the lens in diabetic and healthy subjects by fluorophotometry.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 1986, Vol.27, 791-794. doi:
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      J C Bleeker, J A van Best, L Vrij, E A van der Velde, J A Oosterhuis; Autofluorescence of the lens in diabetic and healthy subjects by fluorophotometry.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1986;27(5):791-794.

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Abstract

Autofluorescence (lambda = 530 nm) of the human lens was determined as a function of age by fluorophotometry in insulin-dependent diabetics and in healthy controls. Statistical analysis revealed a significant linear age dependency for both groups (7.98 ng eq X ml-1 y-1 for diabetic patients, P less than 0.001 and 6.36 ng eq X ml-1 y-1 for healthy controls, P less than 0.001) and a significant dependency on diabetes duration (8.78 ng eq X ml-1 per year of diabetes duration, P less than 0.001). The increase with age was found from about zero value at early childhood.

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