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Cerulean Cataract

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

Cerulean cataracts are a type of congenital cataract in which there are bluish cortical opacities within the crystalline lens. Their name is derived from the Latin word "caeruleus" which means "dark blue." They are typically nonprogressive minimally visually symptomatic.

Cerulean cataract, slit lamp

Cerluean Cataract

Cerulean cataract


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last updated: 02/23/2015