diabetic cataract

The diabetic cataract - An opacity in the lens of the eye (see cataract) due to diabetes mellitus. The slow-growing opacities that often appear in old age (senile cataracts) tend to develop 10–15 years earlier than usual in people who have diabetes.

Occasionally, young people with poorly controlled diabetes develop juvenile cataracts, which are diffuse opacities that develop rapidly. Treatment for diabetic cataract is the same as for other forms of cataract.


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