Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 4.2 (November 2019)

Page No.: 7119-7122

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.317


Shashank Vedpathak *1, S.S. Dhapate 2, Sandeep Bendale 3.

*1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy , MIMER Medical College, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

2Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy, S.R.T.R. Medical College, Ambajogai, Maharashtra, India.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr Shashank Vedpathak, Department of Anatomy, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon Dabhade, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Mobile no – 9604200292 E-Mail: sbvedpathak@gmail.com


Introduction: Opacification of the lens of the eye which makes it blind is called cataract. This study deals with the cataractous lenses removed from the patients residing in a rural area like marathwada region and was done at S.R.T.R. Medical College Ambajogai. This topic was chosen as this type of study has never been done before in this region. From anatomical point of view the morphologic features of the lens nuclei removed by extracapsular cataract extraction method are studied and compared with age and sex of patient.

Materials and methods: The lens nuclei removed by extracapsular extraction method were collected in plain bulbs and preserved in 10% formalin for morphological observations. Detailed case history of the patient is recorded. Colour of lens nuclei was recorded and changes in diameter, thickness and wet weight of lens nuclei according to colour were studied. Diameter and thickness was measured with vernier caliper while weight is measured with two pan scientific balance. Pirie’s classification was used to divide the lens in four groups.

Results: According to our study mean diameter of lens nuclei goes on increasing from Group I to Group IV in both men and women and similar findings are observed for mean thickness and weight of lens nuclei in both male and female.

Discussion: Our study found statistically significant increase in thickness, diameter and weight of lens as the colour of lens nuclei deepens. Our findings are compared with other workers. These morphological findings may be useful for the ophthalmologists to correlate with their clinical observations.

Conclusion: Our study found that morphological parameters of lens change as its colour deepens.

Key words: Colour, Cataract, Diameter, Lens, Thickness, Weight.


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Cite this article: Shashank Vedpathak, S.S. Dhapate, Sandeep Bendale. STUDY OF CHANGES IN COLOUR AND MORPHOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN HUMAN CATARACTOUS LENS NUCLEI. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(4.2):7119-7122. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.317