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Pathology of Selenite Induced Cataract in Rats

S.Shiyamala, S.Ramesh, S.Hemalatha, C.Ramani, V.Ranganathan, K.Vijayarani, S.Ramesh and Ganne Venkata Sudhakar Rao

Department of Veterinary Pathology, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai – 600 007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2019 : 96 (09) - pages 56 to 57
(Received: March, 2019, Accepted: April, 2019)


Sodium selenite administered @ 3mg/kg to eleven day old rat pups resulted in nuclear cataract at fourteenth day, which on histological examination revealed disorganization of lens bers and vacuolar degeneration around the nucleus.In contrast non selenite group revealed clear transparent lens, which histologically showed normal homogeneous appearance.

Key Words: Cataract, Pathology, Selenite, Wistar-albino rat

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