Congenital Polar Cataract

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Congenital Polar Cataract


This is an image of a posterior polar cataract, taken with a slit lamp camera. This cataract is a rare form of a congenital cataract. Because of its location, which is on the posterior capsule of the lens, it is a complicated procedure to remove, much more so than a standard cataract surgery. It is also in the center of the patient's vision, so it is definitely visually significant.

If you or someone you know has questions about cataract surgery please feel free to call Eyecare Medical Group, 53 Sewall Street, Portland, Maine 04102 at 888-374-2020, visit Eyecare Medical Group or facebook.com/eyecaremedicalgroup to schedule an appointment.