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Soemmerring's ring cataract 2

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A developmental cataract in which the primary lens cells fail to develop or are absorbed during intrauterine disease.

Description

A developmental cataract in which the primary lens cells fail to develop or are absorbed during intrauterine disease. Later developing subcapsular cells, having no fetal nucleus around which to grow, form doughnut-shaped ring cataracts.

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