The Lens Opacities Case-Control Study: Risk factors for cataract. Archives of Ophthalmology. February 1991.
Age-related cataract is associated with type 2 diabetes and statin use. Optometry and Vision Science. August 2012.
Lenticular Degeneration, Progressive
lentigines, atrial myxoma, and blue nevi (LAMB) syndrome
Lenz Dysmorphogenetic Syndrome
Lenz Microphthalmia Syndrome
lepirudin - Medication
Cataracts (lens opacities) are common in all populations and most are related to the physiology of aging. However, many others are the result of gene changes (mutations). Many of these are present at birth and often associated with other health problems.
Atresia, anal, Anatomy, microscopic, FORCG, AFDO, Dust, Interstellar, Eyelid Neoplasms, Father, Unmarried, Food Packaging, Gm Allotype, Hydroxymethyltransferase, Serine, Immunodeficiency Virus, Bovine, Interferon gamma 2a, Intravenous Substance Abuse, Juvenile Parkinsonisms, Lens Opacities, ...
Dilated eye examinations for lens opacities, retinal hamartomas, or epiretinal membranes may be quite useful even in a child at risk for NF2
Juvenile cataracts may be seen long before a child shows any evidence of vestibular schwannomas
See Workup for more detail.
EENT: blurred vision, lens opacities, pigmentary retinopathy, dry eyes
GI: constipation, ileus, dry mouth, anorexia
GU: pink or reddish-brown urine, urinary retention, galactorrhea ...
Eye: progression of cataracts (lens opacities), ophthalmoplegia.
Laboratory Abnormalities: elevated transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, and bilirubin; thyroid function abnormalities.
Jacques PF, Taylor A, Moeller S, Hankinson SE, Rogers G, Tung W, et al. Long-term nutrient intake and 5-year change in nuclear lens opacities. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(4):517-526.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Several experimental and epidemiologic studies have shown that long-term consumption of vitamin C supplements may substantially reduce the development of age-related lens opacities. [Am J Clin Nutr, 1997 Oct, 66:4, pp.911-6]
Weak or unproven link: ...
A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of multivitamin supplementation for age-related lens opacities. Clinical trial of nutritional supplements and age-related cataract report no. 3. Ophthalmology. 2008 Apr;115(4):599-607.e1.
A cortical cataract may give rise to poor vision associated with seeing haloes around lights or seeing things double with one eye.
Posterior subcapsular lens opacities tend to cause reduction in vision (especially for reading), susceptibility to bright lights and glare.
Closure of the iridotomy site is more likely if a uveitis presented after surgery. Up to 45% of patients will have anterior lens opacities after laser iridotomy, but these opacifications do not put the patient at an increased risk of cataracts.
See also: What is the meaning of Surgery, Cataracts, Genetics, Mutation, Glaucoma?