Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.5(2) : 223-226, 1986
Since both the lens and the skin have an ectodermal origin, it is not surprising to find that both tissues are affected simultaneously by disease processes. Certain types of cutaneous disease have been assoiated with cataract since the time of Rothmund. Clinically such cataracts occur in young persons, are of bilateral incidence. In most of these dermatoses the occurrence of catract is rare and incidental so that an association may even be questioned; in three, however, it occurs so frequently as to constitute an integral part of a syndrome-atopic dermatitis and Rothmund's and Werner's syndromes. Atopic dermatitis is the commonest cutaneous disease associated with cataract. The case reported in the followiing was an 21 years old patinet who presented with mature cataract (O.D.) and posterior subcapsular opacity (O.S.) associated with atopic dermatitis.