EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology
Contributor: Matt Ward, MD, The University of Iowa
This is a 46-year-old male with a promient Y-suture cataract. This is a congenital lens opacity that occurs at the location of closure of the fetal lenticular nucleus. The anterior sutures are in the shape of a Y and the posterior sutures are an inverted Y. These are rarely visually signficant.
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