Soemmering's Ring

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Disease Entity

A Soemmering's ring is a deposition of retained equatorial lens epithelial cells that continue to proliferate and form new cortical fibers that create a ring of cortical fibers between the posterior lens capsule and the edges of the anterior capsule remnant that typically occurs after lens extraction.

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First described by Samuel Sömmerring in 1928

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