Cataract

Cross section of the eye showing a cataract

Illustration copyright 2003 Nucleus Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com Cutaway picture of the eye showing the lens clouded by a cataract

A cataract is a partial or complete cloudiness in the lens in the eye. The lens is enclosed by the lens capsule. The cornea is the clear outer layer at the front of the eye.

Last Updated: September 9, 2009

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

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