Posterior subcapsular cataract in Degos disease

Am J Ophthalmol. 2000 Jun;129(6):806-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(00)00460-8.


Purpose: To report an association of posterior subcapsular cataract with Degos disease.

Method: Case report of a 42-year-old man.

Results: A posterior subcapsular cataract developed in the patient's left eye at age 43 years, 1 year before his death. The diagnosis of Degos disease was confirmed pathologically by skin biopsy and at necropsy.

Conclusion: Posterior subcapsular cataract may be associated with Degos disease in addition to previously reported findings, including visual field defects, third cranial nerve palsies, blepharoptosis, and optic atrophy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cataract / etiology*
  • Cataract / pathology
  • Humans
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / pathology*
  • Male
  • Skin Diseases / complications*
  • Skin Diseases / pathology