[Study of galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase activity in erythrocytes of patients with presenile cataract].Klin Oczna. 1991 Sep; 93(9):244-6.KO
In connection with the increased incidence of cataract in middle-aged patients investigations were carried out in order to clear up one of the possible causes of this condition. The detection of a substantial decrease of galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase activity in patients with presenile cataract evidences the disturbance of galactose metabolism these patients and allows to accept this genetic defect as the causes of opacification of the lens. Attention was called to the eventual importance of these investigations because of the adoption of a diet without galactose in person threatened+ by cataract could prevent or check this disease.