Posterior Subcapsular

Posterior Subcapsular Cataract 

Clinical features:

  • Symptoms: glare and decreased visual acuity especially during bright sunlight, but see well in dim illumination.
  • Signs: granular opacities in the posterior pole of cortex adjacent to the posterior capsule.
  • May be age-related or occur as a complication of other conditions such as intraocular inflammation (e.g. chronic uveitis), steroid administration, vitreoretinal surgery and trauma.
  • May also be related to irradiation and systemic conditions such as diabetes mellitus.