volume 55, issue 3, P353-361 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.1977.tb06109.x
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Abstract: The vitreous of aphakic and phakic eyes was assayed for hyaluronic acid. Intracapsular cataract extraction was regularly followed by decreased hyaluronic acid concentration and studies on the distribution of hyaluronic acid within the vitreous cavity showed that removal of the lens facilitates diffusion of hyaluronic acid into the anterior chamber. Based on these studies certain postoperative features of the aphakic eye are discussed. The instability of the vitreous gel, as reflected by rupture of the anterior…

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