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A 29-year-old female asked about a 21-year-old female:

After an eight ball hyphema surgery and treatment, the left iris and pupil of the patient has turned white with the vision not clear. what do we do?

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Dr. David Campbell
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Cataract?: If the white area is only in the pupil, it's likely a traumatic cataract. Since there was trauma, the pupil is likely traumatized and dilated. If there is white covering both the iris and the pupil, its probably some sort of residual scarring as a result of the trauma. Both would need surgical correction.
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