1 July 1996 Summary of studies on the blue-green autofluorescence and light transmission of the ocular lens
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This paper reviews previous work done to demonstrate the clinical relevance of the measurement of bluegreen autofluorescence and light transmission of the ocular lens (l=450 to 550 nm). These can be determined quantitatively with fluorophotometry in a few seconds. Autofluorescence and transmission values are determined in healthy volunteers, in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and in patients with untreated glaucoma or untreated ocular hypertension. The lens autofluorescence of healthy volunteers increased linearly and transmission decreased exponentially with age. Each year of diabetes induced an increase of autofluorescence equal to one extra year of age. Untreated glaucoma or ocular hypertension had no significant effect on lens autofluorescence and transmission. Increased autofluorescence and decreased transmission values in comparison with values of a healthy population are proved to be indicative for an increased risk of developing cataract and the clinical usefulness of these measures is demonstrated. Diabetes is a risk factor for developing cataract while untreated glaucoma or ocular hypertension is not.
Jaap A. Van Best, Jaap A. Van Best, Esmeralda V.M.J. Kuppens, Esmeralda V.M.J. Kuppens, } "Summary of studies on the blue-green autofluorescence and light transmission of the ocular lens," Journal of Biomedical Optics 1(3), (1 July 1996). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.241531 . Submission:
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