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August 1979

Lens Ageing and Development of Senile Cataracts

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(8):1551-1552. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020197036

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Volumes 12 and 13 of the series Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology contain papers presented at Bonn in July 1977 that deal primarily with the effect of aging on the eye. Volume 12 includes 30 papers presented at a workshop on aging of the lens, while volume 13 contains 27 selected papers presented at the 19th meeting of the Association for Eye Research that preceded the workshop. A reading of these volumes suggests that they will be of interest to only a small group of researchers. In some cases, the work reported is of a preliminary nature. A few reports are trivial and would not survive peer review. Some of the more interesting papers have appeared in slightly altered form elsewhere. A better selection of papers would have resulted in a single volume of more uniform quality and greater interest.

At a time when there is an overwhelming torrent of scientific

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