Cataracts and Ichthyosis

Clinical Characteristics
Ocular Features: 

Cortical cataracts have been reported.

Systemic Features: 

Icthyosis is associated with cataracts in some family members.


Three families have been reported in which cataracts and ichthyosis were associated.  Two male offspring of normal Japanese parents had cortical cataracts and ichthyosis.  In another family of unknown ethnicity, three sisters had cataracts but only two had ichthyosis.  In a third in which the mother had cataracts and ichthyosis, two of her female children had cataracts.

Treatment Options: 

Treatment is unknown.

Article Title: 


PINKERTON OD. Cataract associated with congenital ichthyosis. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958 Sep;60(3):393-6.

PubMedID: 13570762

JANCKE G. [Syndermotic cataract and congenital ichthyosis]. Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Augenarztl Fortbild. 1950;117(3):286-90. Undetermined Language.

PubMedID: 14795671