• Seven eyes in five patients with the congenital rubella syndrome have shown partial or complete absorption of a cataractous lens without surgical intervention. The rare occurrence of spontaneous lens absorption should not be a reason for delaying the early removal of dense bilateral cataracts in this condition.
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