Ultraviolet Radiation and Formation of Cataracts

David M. Kozart, Paul Stark, Hugh R. Taylor, Sheila K. West, Beatriz Munoz, Sidney Lerman

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To the Editor: Taylor et al. (Dec. 1 issue)1 report a relation between the prevalence of cortical cataracts and exposure to ultraviolet B and no correlation between nuclear cataracts and ultraviolet exposure. In the cataract-grading system described in Methods, each type of cataract (i.e., cortical and nuclear) is graded on a scale of 0 to 4. For nuclear cataracts, each grade is related to the expected effect on visual acuity; for cortical cataracts, each grade is related to the proportion of the total circumference of the lens occupied by the combined cortical opacities, as if they were adjacent.2 No correlation…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1285-1286
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number19
StatePublished - May 11 1989

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  • General Medicine


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