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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Preoperative conventional slit lamp microscopy showed the different types of cataracts: eight eyes were cortical cataract, 14 eyes were nuclear cataract, and nine eyes were posterior subcapsular cataract. All surgery was performed by the same experienced surgeon.
reported multiple morphologies including posterior subcapsular, lamellar, cortical, snowflake, and milky white type of early diabetic cataract, while most of other authors discriminate fewer types with posterior subcapsular cataract described as the most common type of diabetic cataract in childhood [5, 9, 14, 17, 18].
According to different region of opacity, ARC is classified into three subtypes: age-related cortical cataract (ARCC), age-related nuclear cataract (ARNC), and age-related posterior subcapsular cataract (ARPSC) [5].
Over the follow-up period of 1 year, posterior subcapsular cataract developed in both eyes and vision decreased to preinjection levels.
It may lead to formation of posterior subcapsular cataract. It can increase intraocular pressure which can damage optic nerve and can lead to visual field defects.
For example, smoking is associated with increased risk of nuclear cataract, diabetes with cortical cataract, and steroid medications with posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC).
On ocular examination of both eyes, marked cellular reaction in anterior chamber and bilateral posterior subcapsular cataract was observed.
For one specific type long linked to diabetes (posterior subcapsular cataract), the association with diabetes was no longer significant after adjustment for statin treatment.

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