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Myotonic Dystrophy: Cataract

Myotonic dystrophy

Nearly 100% of patients with myotonic dystrophy have a cataract. It is an opacity that radiates from the center of the lens like Christmas tree branches. It may impair vision.

Other ophthalmic complications
Some patients also have a pigmentary retinopathy, consisting of macular ring-like ("bull's-eye") depigmentation and a peripheral salt-and-pepper pigment alteration. This retinopathy may reduce visual acuity and night vision slightly.

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