Lens autofluorescence is not increased at high altitude.

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Source
Acta Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar 20;
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-20-2009
Author
KesselLine
KofoedPeter Kristian
Zubieta-CallejaGustavo
LarsenMichael
Author Affiliation
Department of Ophthalmology, Copenhagen University Hospital Glostrup, Denmark.
Source
Acta Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar 20;
Date
Mar-20-2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Abstract. Purpose: To study the relation between ambient environmental ultraviolet radiation exposure and lens fluorescence. Methods: Non-invasive lens fluorometry measurements were compared in healthy Bolivian and Danish subjects. Background ultraviolet radiation was 4.5 times higher in Bolivia than in Denmark. Results: No significant differences in lens fluorescence or transmittance were found between Bolivian and Danish volunteers. Conclusion: Age-corrected lens fluorescence and transmittance were comparable for healthy participants living at high altitude near the equator and healthy volunteers living at sea level at 55 degrees northern latitude. These results suggest that lens ageing, as assessed by lens autofluorometry, is independent of exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
PubMed ID
19416110 View in PubMed
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