sugar cataract

sug·ar cat·a·ract

any cataract associated with intralenticular accumulation of pentose or hexose alcohols.

sugar cataract

a visual disorder associated with diabetes in which sorbitol collects within the lens, causing an osmotic gradient of fluid in the lens. This condition leads to a disruption of the lens matrix and loss of transparency.
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Cerami, "Nonenzymatic glycosylation, sulfhydryl oxidation, and aggregation of lens proteins in experimental sugar cataracts," The Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.