Bilateral ocular cataracts are a consistent feature of WS and first appear or are reported in many patients by the second or third decades of life. The cataracts consist of posterior cortical and subcapsular opacification. Vacuoles and small punctate opacifications in other parts of the lens have also been noted, though are not a consistent part of the lens changes. This type of cataract, often referred to as juvenile, can be readily distinguished from the more common opacification of the lens nucleus observed in the senile cataracts of normal aged individuals. Vision is otherwise unimpaired, and thus can be restored following cataract removal.

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