The clinical grading of lens opacities.

  title={The clinical grading of lens opacities.},
  author={Hugh R Taylor and Sheila K West},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={17 1},
A simple system has been developed for the clinical grading of the presence and severity of lens opacities. The densities of nuclear opacities as seen on clinical slit-lamp examination are graded in comparison with a set of standard photographs. The extent of cortical opacities seen on retroillumination is estimated in terms of segments involved. The dimensions of posterior subcapsular opacities are measured using the slit beam. Inter- and intraobserver trials were conducted with three… CONTINUE READING

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