Mature cortical cataract
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Cindy Montague, FAAO
In a mature cortical cataract, also known as a "white cataract," the entire lens cortex has become opacified. Water clefts are visible as less opaque radial wedges within the lens. These lenses can swell as a result of increased water uptake, at which point they are called intumescent cataracts.
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