Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology 

Cerulean (“Blue-Dot”) Cataract

Faisal E. Ghadfan, MD; Saleh Al-Mesfer, MD; Arif O. Khan, MD

Abstract

The Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology column is a 1-page photo essay showing encounters in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

Abstract

The Images in Pediatric Ophthalmology column is a 1-page photo essay showing encounters in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

References

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A 4-Year-Old Boy, the Youngest of Five Brothers, Was Referred for Increasing Photophobia over the Previous 2 Years. The Patient’s Three Brothers and Father All Had Cataract Surgery with Primary Intraocular Lens Implantation in Late Childhood; the Mother Had No History of Eye Disease. Uncorrected Visual Acuity Was 20/40 in Each Eye. Ophthalmic Examination Was Remarkable only for Multiple Bluish and White Opacities Radially Arranged Throughout the Crystalline Lenses of Both Eyes. The Right Eye Is Shown.

Figure. A 4-Year-Old Boy, the Youngest of Five Brothers, Was Referred for Increasing Photophobia over the Previous 2 Years. The Patient’s Three Brothers and Father All Had Cataract Surgery with Primary Intraocular Lens Implantation in Late Childhood; the Mother Had No History of Eye Disease. Uncorrected Visual Acuity Was 20/40 in Each Eye. Ophthalmic Examination Was Remarkable only for Multiple Bluish and White Opacities Radially Arranged Throughout the Crystalline Lenses of Both Eyes. The Right Eye Is Shown.

10.3928/01913913-20090505-17

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