Induction of subcapsular cataracts in aniridic vervet monkeys by echothiophate.

Kaufman Lab // Publications // Nov 01 1975

PubMed ID: 810455

Author(s): Kaufman PL, Axelsson U. Induction of subcapsular cataracts in aniridic vervet monkeys by echothiophate. Invest Ophthalmol. 1975 Nov;14(11):863-6.

Journal: Investigative Ophthalmology, Volume 14, Issue 11, Nov 1975

Four surgically aniridic vervet monkeys with clear lenses received topical echothiophate iodide unilaterally daily for eight weeks. The opposite eyes received a control solution without echothiophate. All the echothiophate-treated eyes developed subcapsular lens opacities sttongly resembling those attributed to echothiophate in humans. The lenses in the control eyes remained clear.