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Nuclear sclerotic cataract

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

Nuclear sclerotic cataracts are secondary to opacification of the lens nucleus which typically occurs as a part of normal aging. The nucleus in this cataract has a "milky" appearance.

Nuclear Sclerotic cataract, nucleus in this cataract has a "milky" appearance

cataract as viewed in slit lamp beam


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last updated: 02/25/2015