Submission ID: 010062


Title:
A Waxing Gibbous Moon: Subluxated cataract with zonular laxity
Category:
Anterior Segment photography
Description:
Slit lamp photograph depicting a subluxated cataractous lens with zonular laxity and a microspherophakia component. The appearance resembles what is called a "Waxing Gibbous Moon". The term waxing means increasing, and the term gibbous means “humped-back.” The terms are used for a phase of the moon called Waxing Gibbous because the surface area of the Moon that is seen is increasing, and the shape of the lit-up part of the Moon looks like a hump-back. The punctate cataractous opacities and the serrations at the equator due to zonular insertions mimic the uneven, cratered surface of the moon.

A Waxing Gibbous Moon: Subluxated cataract with zonular laxity
Haag-Streit CM 900 Camera Module
Figure 1.jpg

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