Figure 1. Progression of cataract in the
left lenses of untreated diabetic rats, group VII, assessed at the slit
lamp. The grades are as follows: grade 0, clear; grade 1, clear nuclear
with wide sutures; grade 2, slight dense nuclear with opacities
radiating from sutures; grade 3, dense nuclear without clefts; grade 4,
dense nuclear with clefts; grade 5, nuclear cataract with clefts; grade
6, nuclear cataract with dense radial opacities; and grade 7, nuclear
cataract with whole lens opacities.