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From the Archives of the Archives
September 2007

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(9):1294. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.9.1294

Quantitative determinations of the absorption of UV radiations by different structures of the eye are of importance, since various pathologic conditions, such as cataract, retinal damage, and functional visual disturbances, have been variously ascribed to these radiations.

The UV absorption spectrums of various components of the rabbit eye have been measured. The limit of transmission for the whole eye is approximately 330 millimicrons; that for the lens, 310 millimicrons, and that for the aqueous and vitreous humors and cornea, separately, approximately 280 millimicrons.