Which is true regarding Mittendorf dot? – Ophthalmology MCQ

Which of the following is true regarding Mittendorf dot?
A. Glial tissue projecting from optic disc
B. Obliterated vessel running forward into the vitreous
C. Associated with posterior polar cataract
D. Commonest congenital anomaly of hyaloid system

human eyeAnatomy of the eye – Hyaloid canal is visible

Correct answer : C. Associated with posterior polar cataract

  • Mittendorf dot is a remnant of the anterior end of hyaloid artery.
  • It is attached to the posterior lens capsule.
  • It is associated with posterior polar cataract.

Ref: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, A. K. Khurana, 4th edition, p253.
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