Hypermature Morgagnian Cataract

This video shows a hypermature morgagnian cataract. As you can see, the cortex has liquefied and turned milky, while the central nucleus has turned brown and sunken to the bottom of the capsular bag.

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Morgagnian cataract
A classic hypermature cataract. The cortical layer has liquefied to the point that the super-dense nucleus has fallen to the bottom of the capsular bag.
Mature cataract
This photo shows a hypermature Morganian cataract. The lens comes in three layers (like a peanut MM). The outer capsule, middle cortex, and a central nut.

Dr. Timothy Root is a practicing ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon in Daytona Beach, Florida. His books, video lectures, and training resources can be found at:


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