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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Morgagnian cataract

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Stefani Karakas, CRA

Morgagnian cataracts are advanced cortical cataracts in which the nucleus is freely mobile within liquefied cortex. In this photo, a brunescent nucleus can be seen sunken to the bottom of the capsular bag with the white, liquefied cortex visible superiorly.

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last updated: 3/31/2014
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