University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: Matt Ward, MD, The University of Iowa

Category: Cataract

"Y-suture" Cataract

Y-suture cataract

Image Comments:

This is a 46-year-old male with a promient Y-suture cataract. This is a congenital lens opacity that occurs at the location of closure of the fetal lenticular nucleus. The anterior sutures are in the shape of a Y and the posterior sutures are an inverted Y. These are rarely visually signficant.

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last updated: 09/21/12
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