A case of cataract formation during the lactating period associated with galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase deficiency

R. A. Avisar, S. Schwartzman, H. Levinsky, D. Allalouf, J. Goldman, A. Ninio, H. Savir

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Abstract

In the present report a case of cataract formation in both eyes of a healthy nursing woman was investigated with regard to a possible enzymatic defect in galactose metabolism. The patient was found to be heterozygotic galactosemic with a deficiency in galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase (G-1-PUT) activity. Fractionation of the lens proteins in this patient revealed a pattern which differed from that of senile cataract. It is suggested that cataract formation during the lactating period could result from such an enzymatic defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-48
Number of pages4
JournalMetabolic, Pediatric and Systemic Ophthalmology
Volume6
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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