Polychromatic

Polychromatic Cataract 

  • Most common in patients with myotonic dystrophy.
  • Maybe found as an uncommon form of senile cataract.

Clinical features:

  • Reflective, polychromatic, iridescent crystalline deposits deep in the lens
  • May progress to posterior subcapsular cataract or complete cortical opacification
  • In patients without myotonic dystrophy, cholesterol deposits may cause the cataract