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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: Dr. Swaranjit Singh Bhatti, Bhatti Eye Clinic

Category: Cataract

Aftercataract (Elschnig's pearls)

Aftercataract (Elschnig's pearls)

This variety of aftercataract occurs typically in eyes with very little or no postoperative inflammation. It is due to random proliferation of the cells which produce lens fibres, along the posterior capsule.These aborted lens fibres glisten like precious stones in retroillumination

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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