Congenital or acquired opacity in the lens of the eye causing a gradual loss of vision.
They may be developmental or degenerative.
• Developmental cataracts include congenital cataracts, which follow diseases as well as nutritional or toxic factors.
• Degenerative cataracts are related to aging (senile cataracts), trauma, drugs (esp. corticosteroids), radiation or infrared exposure, ocular disease including uveitis, and metabolic disorders (diabetes, hypoparathyroidism).
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