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Descriptor in English: Cataract
Descriptor in Spanish: Catarata
Descriptor in Portuguese: Catarata
Descriptor in French: Cataracte
Entry term(s): Cataract, Membranous
Cataracts
Cataracts, Membranous
Lens Opacities
Lens Opacity
Membranous Cataract
Membranous Cataracts
Opacities, Lens
Opacity, Lens
Pseudoaphakia
Pseudoaphakias
Tree number(s): C11.510.245
Scope note: Partial or complete opacity on or in the lens or capsule of one or both eyes, impairing vision or causing blindness. The many kinds of cataract are classified by their morphology (size, shape, location) or etiology (cause and time of occurrence). (Dorland, 27th ed)
Annotation: lens opacity; do not confuse X ref PSEUDOAPHAKIA (a synonym for membranous cataract) with PSEUDOPHAKIA, the presence of an intraocular lens after cataract extraction
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
DeCS UI: 19035
Descriptor UI: D002386
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Cataract - Preferred
Concept UI M0003628
Scope note Partial or complete opacity on or in the lens or capsule of one or both eyes, impairing vision or causing blindness. The many kinds of cataract are classified by their morphology (size, shape, location) or etiology (cause and time of occurrence). (Dorland, 27th ed)
Preferred term Cataract
Entry term(s) Cataracts
Lens Opacities - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0003629
Preferred term Lens Opacities
Entry term(s) Lens Opacity
Opacities, Lens
Opacity, Lens
Cataract, Membranous - Narrower
Concept UI M0003630
Preferred term Cataract, Membranous
Entry term(s) Cataracts, Membranous
Membranous Cataract
Membranous Cataracts
Pseudoaphakia
Pseudoaphakias



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