Figure 10 of Al-Ghoul, Mol Vis 1999; 5:6.

Figure 10. Scale 3D-CAD animation depicting PSC formation and initial PSC internalization in RCS rat lenses

The PSC, which develops between 2 and 6 weeks postnatal, results from a growth malformation of the posterior segments in each successive growth shell, and results in central-to-peripheral plaque formation. Similarly, the plaque is gradually internalized as each growth shell of fibers terminates closer to the posterior pole. This peripheral-to-central overgrowth occurs between 2 and 2.5 months postnatal and results in the formation of an aberrant suture plane across the visual axis.

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