University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contributor: Matt Ward, MD, The University of Iowa

Category: Cataract

Cerulean Cataract

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This is a congenital cataract that is rarely visually significant and strikingly beautiful. Cerulean is a sky blue color, the word deriving from the Latin word for 'heaven' and also related to copper--imagine the blue color on tarnished copper.

Cerulean Cataract

last updated: 6/15/2013
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