Cerulean Cataract

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Cerulean Cataract

Cerulean cataracts are opaque areas that develop in the lens of the eye that often have a bluish or whitish color. They may be present at birth or develop in very early childhood, but may not be diagnosed until adulthood.  They are usually bilateral and progressive. Infants can be asymptomatic, but may also be visually impaired from birth and develop nystagmus and amblyopia.  In adulthood, the cataracts may progress, making lens removal necessary. Cerulean cataracts may be caused by mutations in several genes, including the CRYBB2, CRYGD, and MAF genes, and are inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. No treatment is known to prevent cerulean cataracts, but frequent evaluations and cataract surgery are typically required to prevent amblyopia as the opacities progress.
 

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The terms "Cerulean Cataract" returned 5 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A case of congenital cerulean cataract].
 

Author(s): Fatima Zohra El Meriague, Rajae Daoudi

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Last Updated: 27 Feb 2015

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[Atypical Mittendorf's dot and cerulean cataract].
 

Author(s): E Santos-Bueso, J Peralta-Calvo

Journal: An Pediatr (Barc). 2015 May;82(5):e201-2.

 

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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Cerulean cataract mapped to 12q13 and associated with a novel initiation codon mutation in MIP.
 

Author(s): Xueshan Xiao, Wei Li, Panfeng Wang, Lin Li, Shiqiang Li, Xiaoyun Jia, Wenmin Sun, Xiangming Guo, Qingjiong Zhang

Journal: Mol. Vis.. 2011 ;17():2049-55.

 

To identify the genetic defect in a large Chinese family with autosomal dominant cerulean cataract.

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2011

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