- Symptoms: usually severe decrease in vision.
- Total opacification of the lens capsule, cortex and the nucleus
- May progress to hypermature cataract, which is characterized by wrinkling of the capsule due to liquefied lens cortex and Morgagnian cataract (sinking of lens nucleus inferiorly within the capsule)
- May be complicated with phacolytic glaucoma.
- Check pupils for relative afferent pupillary defect and retinal function assessment.
- B-scan ultrasound study to rule out posterior segment pathologies.
- Control of intraocular pressure if elevated.
- Surgical removal