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September 1963

Cataracts Associated With Dermatologic Disorders

Author Affiliations


Section of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(3):330-339. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590210088014

The literature on the various dermatologic disorders which are known to be associated with the formation of cataracts showed a number of syndromes or entities in which cutaneous manifestations play a major or minor role. Such cataracts may be congenital or acquired; they may result from developmental, toxic, allergic, or metabolic factors, although the exact mechanism of their formation is unknown.

Cataracts as a complication of dermatologic disorders probably occur more commonly than has been reported. An increased awareness on the part of dermatologists and ophthalmologists should give a truer index of the occurrence and frequency of this association than now exists.

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