Elschnig Pearls are round or oval-shaped
transparent cystic structures that can be seen through the pupil
of the eye.
Their name is in part in recognition of Anton Elschnig's work, and
in part descriptive, as the cystic structures are sometimes described
as "pearl-like clusters".
Elschnig Pearls may result from the spread of lens epithelial
cells after extracapsular cateract
extraction, and may increase in size to the extent that they begin
to occlude the pupil, causing reduction in vision.
Elschnig Pearls are named after German/Austrian Ophthalmologist,
Anton Elschnig (1863 - 1939).
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