nuclear sclerosis


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nuclear sclerosis

[′nü·klē·ər sklə′rō·səs]
(medicine)
Hardening of the ocular lens nucleus.
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Nuclear sclerosis is significantly associated with PC rent with or without vitreous loss.
In some dogs, it can be difficult to distinguish a cataract from a condition called nuclear sclerosis, which makes the pupil look opaque when light shines on it, though sight is not affected.
Smokers faced an estimated 200 percent increased risk of developing a posterior subcapsular cataract--a visually disabling condition that strikes the back of the lens -- and an estimated 100 percent increased risk of nuclear sclerosis cataract, a less serious form in which the opacity occurs in the center of the lens.
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