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Suryanarayana, Mol Vis 2007;
Figure 1. Delay of diabetic cataract in rats by Emblica and its tannoid-enriched fraction
Cataract formation was monitored weekly by slit-lamp microscope and the stage of cataract was scored according to the classification described in the Methods section. Stages of cataract in each group were averaged at the given time and the average stage of cataract was plotted as a function of time. Emblica (Group IV) and its constituent tannoids (Group III) delayed the maturation of diabetic cataract due to slow progression compared to untreated diabetic rats (Group II). Lenses in control rats (Group I) were clear during the experimental period.