Lens sutures seen in the eye (Video)

In this video, you can see the normal suture lines that form in the lens with normal eye development. In the front of the lens is a “Y” while in the back, the “Y” is inverted (like a mercedes sign). This is a subtle finding and easier to see in a young eye. Certain types of cataract can form in this suture plain, which gives you a hint as to what portion of embryonic development this occured.

Look closely in this movie … the finding is fleeting and hard to capture in motion.

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Lens sutures
This photograph shows the lens sutures seen in the normal human lens. These sutures form because of how the lens epithelial cells proliferate during formation.
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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