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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1728

Spontaneous dislocation of a morgagnian nucleus

Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication23-Sep-2019

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Dr. Surinder Singh Pandav
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2119_18

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Dhingra D, Kaushik S, Pandav SS. Spontaneous dislocation of a morgagnian nucleus. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1728

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Dhingra D, Kaushik S, Pandav SS. Spontaneous dislocation of a morgagnian nucleus. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 5];67:1728. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2019/67/10/1728/267424

Spontaneously dislocated small brown nucleus in the anterior chamber of a 75-year-old woman. Capsular bag remnants with calcific spots are visible in the pupillary area ([Figure 1], arrow). Morgagnian cataract, rarely seen in the present time, is a type of corticonuclear cataract with accelerated lens fiber dissolution and liquefaction of cortical matter and a small hard nucleus.[1] It usually presents as a small brown nucleus suspended in a white milky cortical fluid in the bag.[1],[2],[3],[4] This untreated Morgagnian cataract has progressed to total absorption of the liquefied cortex with capsular bag rupture and anterior dislocation of the nucleus.
Figure 1: Anterior segment photograph showing a small brown cataractous nucleus dislocated in the anterior chamber with crumpled capsular bag in the pupillary area with presence of calcific spots over capsular bag remnants (arrow)

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