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May 1972


Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(5):595. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020597023

To the Editor.  —We wish to thank Dr. Chylack for his comments, although they do not refer to the major aspect of our article. Galactose cataract was briefly mentioned by us in the Comment as just one other example of infantile cataract connected with disturbance in carbohydrate metabolism. We certainly did not wish to enter into controversial problems of the biochemistry of galactose cataract.1 Our purpose, as outlined in the article, was to bring to the attention of ophthalmologists another possibly preventable infantile cataract.The hypothesis on the deactivation of the lens hexokinases in hypoglycemia is interesting and may possibly be of help in future understanding of the pathogenesis of hypoglycemic cataract.

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