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Cataract MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cataract
Tree Number(s)
C11.510.245
Unique ID
D002386
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002386
Annotation
lens opacity; do not confuse entry term PSEUDOAPHAKIA (a synonym for membranous cataract) with PSEUDOPHAKIA, the presence of an intraocular lens after cataract extraction
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)
Entry Term(s)
Cataract, Membranous
Lens Opacities
Pseudoaphakia
NLM Classification #
WW 260
Entry Combination
surgery:Cataract Extraction
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Cataract Preferred
Lens Opacities Related
Cataract, Membranous Narrower
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