Mittendorf dot

Mittendorf dot

(mit'ĕn-dōrf),
a small dot visible on the posterior aspect of the lens capsule on ophthalmologic examination that represents a remnant of the primitive hyaloid vascular system.

Mit·ten·dorf dot

(mit'ĕn-dōrf dot)
A small spot visible on the posterior aspect of the lens capsule on ophthalmologic examination that represents a remnant of the primitive hyaloid vascular system.

Mittendorf dot

(mit′ĕn-dorf″)
[20th-cent. U.S. physician]
A gray dot on the posterior lens capsule. It is the remnant of the fetal hyaloid artery of the eye.