Cataract development in relationship to morphology

1 May 2009
Volume 10, Issue 2

A detailed discussion of the morphology of, and predisposing factors for, development of cataract .

Introduction

A cataract is the name given to any light-scattering reduction in transparency in the lens, not necessarily with any demonstrable effect on vision. This definition may reasonably be extended to include opacity of the lens capsule and the deposition of opaque materials of nonlenticular origin. There is a group of non-opaque lens defects which are related to cataract and included within the definition since they scatter light.

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