Author : Al-Rubayee, Qasim
journal of kerbala university,
Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 29-32
A cataract is an opacity of crystalline lens(congenital or acquired) .The lens works with the transparent cornea to focus light on the retina at the back of the eye.Fifteen patients with lens cataract who attended the department of ophthalmology at Al-Hilla Teaching Hospital were examined for some of the chemical contents of their cataractous lenses.Patients were eight females and seven males,presented with a mean age of (62±5.96)years old.
The mean calcium ion concentration in the cataracted lenses was(24.2±14.7)µmol/gm.Considering antioxidants,reduced glutathione concentration (GSH) in the lenses was analysed and found to be (6.88±3.57)µmol/L.As Monosaccharides D-glucose, D-galactose are know to be cataractogenic, glucose content of the catarctous lenses was estimated and it revealed a mean concentration of (27.62±11.5)mg/dl.