University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

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

Category: Cataract

Oil droplet cataract

oil droplet cataract

45-year-old with slow, progressive loss of vision in both eyes (20/200). Pinholes to 20/25 but cannot be refracted. Retinoscopy shows oil droplet cataract. Slit lamp shows a black, empty space between lens cortex and lens nucleus. Difficult to see without looking at the red reflex.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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