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Transmittance of the lens capsule
Author(s): Per G. Soederberg; Pascal O. Rol; David B. Denham; Jean-Marie A. Parel
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Paper Abstract

The transmittance of the lens capsule decreases towards shorter wavelengths from around 300 nm. There is a minimum in the transmittance of around 70% at 280 nm followed by a peak of around 75% at 250 nm and then a quick decrease to 2 - 4% at 225 nm. These results were obtained from in vitro measurement of rabbit lens capsules. It is believed that the cyclic amino acids tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylalanine are responsible for the minimum transmittance at 280 nm. It is concluded that the lens capsule efficiently protects the interior of the lens from short wave ultraviolet radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2673, Ophthalmic Technologies VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240075
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Per G. Soederberg, Univ. of Miami School of Medicine (United States)
St. Erik's Eye Hospital/Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
Pascal O. Rol, Dept. of Ophthalmology/Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland) and Univ. of Miami College of Engineering (United States)
David B. Denham, Univ. of Miami (United States)
Jean-Marie A. Parel, Univ. of Miami School of Medicine and College of Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2673:
Ophthalmic Technologies VI
Jean-Marie A. Parel; Karen Margaret Joos; Pascal O. Rol, Editor(s)

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