the cataract is predominantly nuclear in its early stage.
without treatment the cataract usually progresses for only a few weeks.
A less severe adult form does not exist.
it is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.
Answer D. it is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.
Explanation: The cataract in galactosemia (autosomal recessive) usually is an anterior and posterior subcapsular opacity. The cataract can become nuclear before it matures. A form-fruste type of galactosemia can occur in young adults (35 to 55 years of age), caused by a partial deficiency of galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase, resulting in a posterior subcapsular opacity at an early age.