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Congenital fetal nuclear cataract.

  • A congenital cataract, which may be dominantly inherited.
  • May be idiopathic or associated with systemic diseases such as rubella and Lowe's syndrome or from trauma during early gestational age.
  • Clinical features:
    • Small, central area of opacification that is limited to the embryonic nucleus surrounded by remaining clear lens
    • Usually is bilateral and non-progressive
    • May be filled with white dot-like opacities and is sometimes polychromatic which is called congenital cataract pulverulenta centralis.

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