Experimental Cataract Formation

  • Beat P. Mertz
Living reference work entry


A is a clouding of thelens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Visual loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing and being focused on the retina at the back of the eye.


Sodium Selenite Cataract Formation Lens Opacification Posterior Subcapsular Cataract Nuclear Cataract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SD Pharma Solutions Inc.VictoriaCanada

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