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Anterior Subcapsular Polar Cataract

  • May present as a congenital (autosomal dominantly inherited) or acquired cataract secondary to uveitis or trauma (associated with anterior subcapsular opacities).
  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms: may or may not cause a significant visual disturbance.
    • Signs:
      • Small anterior polar opacification usually is sharply defined
      • May involve only the capsule, subcapsular area or may be pyramidal and project into the anterior chamber
      • May occur anywhere over the pupillary region.

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