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Cerulean cataract

Disease definition

A type of hereditary congenital cataract, distinguished by bluish and white opacifications in the superficial layers of the fetal lens nucleus and adult lens nucleus, and characterized by reduced visual acuity in childhood, eventually necessitating extraction of the lens.


Classification level: Subtype of disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Blue-dot cataract
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: Q12.0
  • ICD-11: LA12.1
  • OMIM: 115660  614422
  • UMLS: C0344523
  • MeSH: C537955
  • GARD: 9508
  • MedDRA: -
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