nuclear sclerosis


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nu·cle·ar scle·ro·sis

increased refractivity of the central portion of the lens of the eye. See: nuclear cataract.

nuclear sclerosis

An increase in the refractive index of the eye's crystalline lens, which culminates in the development of nuclear cataracts. Before the cataract fully opacifies, the patient's near vision may improve, a phenomenon known as senopia or second sight.
See also: sclerosis

nuclear sclerosis

Hardening of the central part of the internal crystalline lens of the eye. This is commonly a stage in the development of CATARACT and may lead to unexpected short-sightedness (index MYOPIA) so that reading may, for a time, be possible without glasses.
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Nuclear sclerosis was the commonest type in 2,123(46.6%) of cataract cases in diabetics whereas posterior sub-capsular cataract was the commonest type in 14,480(32.3%) among the non-diabetics (Figure-2)
This study has shown that there is preponderance of nuclear sclerosis (46.6%) in diabetics followed by mixed (26.6%), cortical (15.2%), and posterior cortical/sub capsular type (14.2%).
Nuclear sclerosis is the commonest morphological type of cataract in diabetics.
Nuclear sclerosis is significantly associated with PC rent with or without vitreous loss.
Preoperative Grading of Nuclear Sclerosis: Majority of the patients had Nuclear Sclerosis Grade 2 (55%).
There was no statistical significance in the distribution of nuclear sclerosis among the groups.
Table 6 Within and 1-mg 4-mg including 6 Months (N=15) (N=19) Lenticular initiation/progression 1 2 Nuclear Sclerosis Posterior Subcapsular Cataract 0 2 Cataract Surgery 0 1 15 eyes were phakic and 5 eyes were pseudophakic at presentation in 1 mg subgroup.

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