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Polychromatic Cataract

  • Most common in patients with myotonic dystrophy.
  • Maybe found as an uncommon form of senile cataract.
  • Clinical features:
    • Reflective, polychromatic, iridescent crystalline deposits deep in the lens
    • May progress to posterior subcapsular cataract or complete cortical opacification
    • In patients without myotonic dystrophy, cholesterol deposits may cause the cataract

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