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Cerulean cataract

Contributor: Justin Risma, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA

Cerulean cataracts are composed of small bluish dot-like opacities in the peripheral lens cortex. They usually do not cause visual symptoms. This patient also has a dense central posterior subcapsular cataract which was visually significant.

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Cerulean Cataract

Cerulean Cataract


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last updated: 12/1/2013
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