Current as of December 07, 2023
Although the etiology of some secondary cataracts is becoming better understood and certain animal models have the promise to elucidate the relationships between lens crystallin and hereditary cataract, little is known about the causes of congenital cataracts in humans. Even the classification of different types of cataracts is cumbersome and imperfect. A better understanding of cataractogenesis will come through an understanding of the molecular components of the lens of the eye and the ways in which lesions of these components are manifested structurally and functionally as opacity of the...
- The proband must have documentation of congenital or hereditary cataract.
- Patients with cataract due to radiation, steroid, or associated with other ocular diseases such as uveitis, retinitis pigmentosa etc. and age-related cataracts will be excluded.
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Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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