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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