Ant-egg cataract. A study of a family with dominantly inherited congenital (ant-egg) cataract, including a histological examination of the formed elements

Steffen Nissen, H D Schrøder

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Abstract

A family with "ant-egg" cataract in three generations is described. The cataract is congenital, probably of autosomal dominant inheritance. Light microscopy of the ant-eggs showed that they are made up of a peripheral zone of lens material and a large almost homogenous centre. Element analysis by X-ray spectrophotometry showed a high content of calcium and phosphorus in the centre. The cataract has been easy to operate on and the postoperative visual results have been good.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Ophthalmologica
Volume57
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)14-19
ISSN0001-639X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1979
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calcium
  • Cataract
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Genes, Dominant
  • Histocytochemistry
  • Humans
  • Lens, Crystalline
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Phosphorus
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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