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anterior capsule

What is the clinical significance of vacuoles on the anterior capsule?
Can they affect vision in any way.  And if so, how?  
Can they be treated?
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The clinical significance is that they can sometimes blurr your vision - this is basically a very early form of a cataract.  There is no treatment available except cataract surgery when the lens clouds enough to significantly worsen vision.  That's about it - from my perspective it basically means you have an early cataract that will likely worsen over time.  You could take lots of anti-oxidant vitamins like A, C, E and wear UV protective sunglasses, control blood sugar and eat a healthy diet and you can perhaps delay the development of cataracts.

Michael Kutryb, MD
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