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Is cortical spoking a type of cataract?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but

Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk.
Cortical spoking is a lens change that technically is a cataract but not usually significant; More info: [email protected]

In brief: Yes but

Cataract cause: Cataract occur from change in lens proteins which cause whitening/clouding of clear lens composition: can be due to an infection or inflammation from birth (ie, rubella), old age/genetics, steroid use, trauma, poor diet; smoking & Diabetes increases risk.
Cortical spoking is a lens change that technically is a cataract but not usually significant; More info: [email protected]
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Dr. Andrew Dahl
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Therre are three areas of the lens that mau be affected by acquired cataract: the nucleus, the cortex and the posterior subcapsular region.
Cortical spokes are wedge shaped areas of clouding of the cortex. They may be peripheral only and therefore cause no symptoms.

In brief: Yes

Therre are three areas of the lens that mau be affected by acquired cataract: the nucleus, the cortex and the posterior subcapsular region.
Cortical spokes are wedge shaped areas of clouding of the cortex. They may be peripheral only and therefore cause no symptoms.
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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

It can create a lot of glare symptoms.

In brief: Yes

It can create a lot of glare symptoms.
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