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Posterior Subcapsular Cataract

  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms: glare and decreased visual acuity especially during bright sunlight, but see well in dim illumination.
    • Signs: granular opacities in the posterior pole of cortex adjacent to the posterior capsule.
  • May be age-related or occur as a complication of other conditions such as intraocular inflammation (e.g. chronic uveitis), steroid administration, vitreoretinal surgery and trauma.
  • May also be related to irradiation and systemic conditions such as diabetes mellitus.

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