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March 1981

Spontaneous Absorption of the Lens in the Congenital Rubella Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and the Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(3):433-434. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010435007

• 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.