- May present as a congenital (autosomal dominantly inherited) or acquired cataract secondary to uveitis or trauma (associated with anterior subcapsular opacities).
- Symptoms: may or may not cause a significant visual disturbance.
- 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.