Association of presenile cataracts with heterozygosity for galactosaemic states and with riboflavin deficiency.

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Red cells and the lens of the eye are non-nucleated cells; moreover, they have metabolic similarities. Cataracts develop in childhood in homozygotes for galactosaemic abnormalities, which can be detected by biochemical measurements in red blood-cells. It has not been determined whether heterozygotes for these defects are at greater risk for cataract… (More)

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@article{Prchal1978AssociationOP, title={Association of presenile cataracts with heterozygosity for galactosaemic states and with riboflavin deficiency.}, author={Josef T Prchal and Marcel E. Conrad and Harold Skalka}, journal={Lancet}, year={1978}, volume={1 8054}, pages={12-3} }