University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Photo 18

Q1: What is the name of this finding and where is it located?

  • Mittendorf dot: a benign, small, circular opacity on the posterior lens capsule, classically nasal in location

Q2: What is the etiology?

  • Failure of the anterior attachment of the hyaloid artery to completely regress.

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Mittendorf dot

last updated: 9/18/2013
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