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Combined Anterior Polar, Posterior Subcapsular and Cortical Cataract

Contributor: Lindsay McConnell, MD

Photographer: Carol Chan, CRA

This is a 40-year-old male referred for cataract evaluation.  He complained of blurred vision and photosensitivity.  His visual acuity is 20/400 in this eye.  On exam he had a unilateral anterior polar cataract combined with central posterior subcapsular cataract with mild cortical changes.  He elected to proceed with cataract extraction.

Combined Anterior Polar, Posterior Subcapsular and Cortical Cataract

Closer view. Combined Anterior Polar, Posterior Subcapsular and Cortical Cataract

Red Reflex. Combined Anterior Polar, Posterior Subcapsular and Cortical Cataract


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last updated: 06/29/2015