volume 55, issue 4, P634-640 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1977.tb05661.x
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Abstract: It has been observed that the pseudo-exfoliation (PE) material on the surface of extracted lenses was not dissolved by a papain solution, while the underlying lens capsule was digested. This forms the basis of a method for isolating and collecting PE material. The anterior lens surface was swept with a cilium after the lens had been suspended in a 5% papain solution for 1/2-1 hour. The PE material was loosened in flakes which adhered to the tip of the cilium and could be collected as a lump. By light and scann…

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