senile cataract

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This is the most common form of cataract and results from poorly understood biochemical changes in the lens. Some studies suggest an association with increased phospholipid, high non-fasting blood glucose, and increased blood pressure. Many different forms are reported, which may co-exist. The most common types are those in the lens nucleus, the lens cortex, and the posterior subscapule.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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