Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1728-

Spontaneous dislocation of a morgagnian nucleus


Deepika Dhingra, Sushmita Kaushik, Surinder Singh Pandav 
 Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Surinder Singh Pandav
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
India




How to cite this article:
Dhingra D, Kaushik S, Pandav SS. Spontaneous dislocation of a morgagnian nucleus.Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:1728-1728


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Dhingra D, Kaushik S, Pandav SS. Spontaneous dislocation of a morgagnian nucleus. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 14 ];67:1728-1728
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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}

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