Posterior Subcapsular Cataract is a type of cataract, where in, there is opacification in the posterior or back portion of the crystalline lens. This type of cataract can occur alone or in combination with other types of cataracts as well. But the primary occurrence posterior Subcapsular cataract per se is less. Posterior Subcapsular cataract can cause significant reduction in vision because of the central position occupying the papillary area.

The posterior subcapsular cataract is the form of cataract that develops the fastest. As a result, it is critical to alert for any signs. Among the signs of posterior subcapsular cataract are blurring of vision, glare and haloes, especially when exposed to bright lights, like that of headlights at night, defective near vision, diplopia or polyopia, in some cases, reduction in contrast sensitivity.

Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for patients with PSCC. Phacoemulsification surgery can be used for these patients, where in an Ultrasonic probe is used to break the cataract and suck the lens material out of the eye through a small incision (2-3mm) and a foldable intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted inside the eye.

Spectacles can help in very early cases, only to a small extent.

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