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Peculiarity of A-bomb cataract complicated by incipient senile cataract-report of 2 recent cases

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Abstract

Two cases of typical cataract caused by atomic bomb radiation were observed. Both patients were male and had been exposed near the hypocenter (950m and 140m from the hypocenter) when they were young (12 years and 5 months, and 15 years and 3 months). Wounds at the exposure were not fatal, but their exposure doses were close to the lethal dose (570 and 609 rad). Their acute symptoms were severe. Nevertheless, their symptoms recovered by rest and good nutrition. Lenticular opacities (delayed ocular damage caused by atomic radiation) occurred in one patient 3 years and 7 months after the exposure and in the other patient 4 years after the exposure. It was 33 years and 10 month after the exposure when both patients aged 45 and 48 had senile cataract. Effects of aging on both patients exposed to large doses of radiation in young ages were suggested.
Authors:
Sugimoto, S [1] 
  1. Sugimoto Ophthalmic Clinic, Hiroshima (Japan)
Publication Date:
Mar 01, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-12-613288; EDB-81-117846
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Hiroshima Igaku; (Japan); Journal Volume: 33:3
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; A-BOMB SURVIVORS; CATARACTS; DELAYED RADIATION EFFECTS; AGE DEPENDENCE; DISTANCE; LIFE SPAN; RADIATION DOSES; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; DISEASES; DOSES; HUMAN POPULATIONS; POPULATIONS; RADIATION EFFECTS; SENSE ORGANS DISEASES; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
6251671
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: HIRGA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 407-413
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Sugimoto, S. Peculiarity of A-bomb cataract complicated by incipient senile cataract-report of 2 recent cases. Japan: N. p., 1980. Web.
Sugimoto, S. Peculiarity of A-bomb cataract complicated by incipient senile cataract-report of 2 recent cases. Japan.
Sugimoto, S. 1980. "Peculiarity of A-bomb cataract complicated by incipient senile cataract-report of 2 recent cases." Japan.
@misc{etde_6251671,
title = {Peculiarity of A-bomb cataract complicated by incipient senile cataract-report of 2 recent cases}
author = {Sugimoto, S}
abstractNote = {Two cases of typical cataract caused by atomic bomb radiation were observed. Both patients were male and had been exposed near the hypocenter (950m and 140m from the hypocenter) when they were young (12 years and 5 months, and 15 years and 3 months). Wounds at the exposure were not fatal, but their exposure doses were close to the lethal dose (570 and 609 rad). Their acute symptoms were severe. Nevertheless, their symptoms recovered by rest and good nutrition. Lenticular opacities (delayed ocular damage caused by atomic radiation) occurred in one patient 3 years and 7 months after the exposure and in the other patient 4 years after the exposure. It was 33 years and 10 month after the exposure when both patients aged 45 and 48 had senile cataract. Effects of aging on both patients exposed to large doses of radiation in young ages were suggested.}
journal = {Hiroshima Igaku; (Japan)}
volume = {33:3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1980}
month = {Mar}
}