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Did You Know Optometry Student: Myotonic Dystrophy

Posted by Amanda Dexter on August 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Amanda Dexter
Dr. Amanda K. Dexter received her optometric training at Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California, where she was Class of 2010 Valedictorian. She also completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Dexter is the Manager and Program Coordinator for OptoPrep, the premiere online study resource for the NBEO Part I & II.

Optometry Student, Did you know that approximately 90% of patients with myotonic dystrophy will develop cataracts in the third decade of life?

Cataracts in these patients often present as central, polychromatic, iridescent, cortical crystals that have a “Christmas tree" appearance!

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