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Anterior polar cataract

Contributor: Andrew Doan, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

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anterior polar cataract

Anterior Polar Cataract

Contributor: Jordan M. Graff, MD, University of Iowa

Anterior Polar Cataract

Anterior Polar Cataract

Anterior polar cataract - a congenital cataract

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: Cataract

anterior polar cataract - a congenital cataract The anterior polar cataract is prototypically presented in this photo.

anterior polar cataract - a congenital cataract

This cataract is usually stationary. The cause is unknown but some have related it to the pupillary membrane system or a defect during development.Occasionally it may be inherited as an autosomal dominant.

anterior polar cataract

The patient should be assured of the generally benign nature of the congenital anterior polar cataract.



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last updated: 02-08-2008
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