Histologic changes in selenite cortical cataract.

  title={Histologic changes in selenite cortical cataract.},
  author={Ruth S. Anderson and Dennis R. Trune and Thomas R. Shearer},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  volume={29 9},
Massive cortical cataract was produced 15-30 days after a single injection of an overdose of sodium selenite into 14-day-old rats. Most of the cortical cataract appeared to be due to extensive liquefaction of cortical fibers. Water influx, following initial damage to the epithelium by selenium, and action of lens proteases were probable mechanisms for the… CONTINUE READING