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ultraviolet photocataractogenesis

clouding (opacification) of the lens resulting in a cataract

Note 1 to entry: Photocataractogenesis results in most cases from chronic exposure to excessive ultraviolet radiant energy incident upon the lens.

Note 2 to entry: Cataracts can also be produced by acute over-exposure to an excimer laser beam.

Note 3 to entry: This entry was numbered 17-888 and 17-1365 in CIE S 017:2011.

Publication date: 2020-12
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