Case Study Report on Uniocular ‘‘Christmas Tree’’ Cataract
Asian Journal of Research in Surgery, Volume 6, Issue 1,
Christmas tree cataract is a rare age-related condition characterized by the presence of multicolored crystals in the substance of the lens [1-3]. It is a chemical mixture of denaturized proteins with high level of calcium and cystine [4,5]. This type of cataract may be associated with autosomal-dominant myotonic dystrophy.
- christmas tree
- polychromatic opacities
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