About The Author

Jacquelyn is the Laboratory Coordinator of Research Support Staff and Bio-Imaging Facility at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Reactive Muscle Precursor Cells In The Lens Contribute To Formation Of Secondary Cataracts

Millions of individuals undergo cataract surgery each year. Although removal of cataracts restores vision, approximately 20% of adults and most children develop a re-clouding of the lens called a secondary cataract or posterior capsule opacification (PCO). Normally, the posterior portion of the capsule surrounding the lens lacks cells that would interfere with light on its