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J Nordmann, M Eisenkopf; The thickness of the human lens cortex in the different types of senile cataract.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1976;15(5):425-427. doi: https://doi.org/.
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In every type of beginning senile cataract the cortex of the lens measured with the slit lamp appears thinner than the normal lens cortex in the same age group. The decreased rate of fiber formation and of proteosynthesis precedes the first appearance of lens opacities.
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