posterior subcapsular cataract

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Noun1.posterior subcapsular cataract - a cataract in the rear of the lens capsule
cataract - an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
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c) OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; PSC = posterior subcapsular cataract.
Adverse reactions associated with ophthalmic steroids include elevated intraocular pressure, which may be associated with optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infection from pathogens including herpes simplex, and perforation of the globe where there is thinning of the cornea or sclera.
High doses of inhaled steroids may also be associated with posterior subcapsular cataract formation and, possibly; ocular hypertension.

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