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Festive Eyes

December 18th 2019

Who knew our eyes could be so festive?! ๐ŸŽ„

Did you know there is a type of cataract called a “Christmas tree cataract”? It is also known as a “starry cataract”

Although rare, this type of cataract gets its name due to the “needle-like” polychromatic crystals within the deep cortex of the eyes’ crystalline lens. These crystals are highly refractive, iridescent and multi-coloured in nature. Upon slit-lamp evaluation, a variety of colours may be seen, including pink, green, blue, red, and gold, reminiscent of Christmas tree tinsel. 

How cool is that?! cool

#themoreyouknow #funeyefacts


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