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Sunflower Cataract in Wilson's Disease (Chalcosis Lentis)

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

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Description:

Some patient's with Wilson's disease will have copper deposition (chalcosis) in the lens. This is termed a "sunflower" cataract because of its appearance when fully developed. The copper deposits are in and beneath the lens capsule, usually on the anterior surface.

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