Anterior Polar

 Anterior Subcapsular Polar Cataract

  • May present as a congenital (autosomal dominantly inherited) or acquired cataract secondary to uveitis or trauma (associated with anterior subcapsular opacities).

Clinical features:

  • Symptoms: may or may not cause a significant visual disturbance.
  • Signs:
    • Small anterior polar opacification usually is sharply defined
    • May involve only the capsule, subcapsular area or may be pyramidal and project into the anterior chamber
    • May occur anywhere over the pupillary region.