Blue Dot Cataract

Congenital Blue Dot Cataract 

  • Also called cataracta punctata caerulea
  • Not uncommon

Clinical features:

  • Often found as an incidental finding during routine ocular examination
  • Symptoms:
    • Asymptomatic
    • Patient may develop cataract at an adult younger age
  • Signs:
    • Discrete punctuate bluish opacities throughout the cortex
    • Classified as coronary cataract if the opacities occur in a ring configuration near the lens equator
  • Management: observation if not visually significant