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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 329

Star in the eye − Traumatic cataract

Department of Cataract Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission26-Mar-2022
Date of Decision24-Aug-2022
Date of Acceptance28-Sep-2022
Date of Web Publication19-Dec-2022

Correspondence Address:
Bala D Sarasawathy
Aravind Eye Hospital, Civil Aerodrome Post, Sitra, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_32_22

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Sarasawathy BD, Narendran K. Star in the eye − Traumatic cataract. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2022;60:329

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Sarasawathy BD, Narendran K. Star in the eye − Traumatic cataract. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 8];60:329. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2022/60/4/333/364242

A 34-year-old male with defective vision in the right eye is six months old. Vision was 20/32. A history of blunt trauma to the right eye was five years back. On-slit lamp examination, there was anterior capsular cataract in star shape [Figure 1]a, [Figure 1]b unlike a petalloid or rossette shaped.
Figure 1: (a) Diffuse illumination showing anterior capsular opacification, (b) Retroillumination showing a typical star-shaped cataract which is unique due to blunt trauma (inset: typical star shape)

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The force of the blunt trauma results in coup, contrecoup injury, or axial expansion of the lens.[1] The axial expansion causes rapid anterioposterior expansion and may disrupt the lens capsule and/or zonules.[2] These opacifications may appear immediately or later after the trauma. In our case, axial expansion caused a typical star-shaped cataract over the lens capsule, which was unique and not reported previously.

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The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms. In the form, the patient(s) has/have given his/her/their consent for his/her/their images and other clinical information to be reported in the journal. The patients understand that their names and initials will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal their identity, but anonymity cannot be guaranteed.

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Tabatabaei A, Kiarudi MY, Ghassemi F, Moghimi S, Mansouri M, Mirshahi A, et al. Evaluation of posterior lens capsule by 20-MHz ultrasound probe in traumatic cataract. Am J Ophthalmol 2012;153:51-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
Shah MA, Shah SM, Shah SB, Patel CG, Patel UA. Morphology of traumatic cataract: Does it play a role in final visual outcome? BMJ Open 2011;1:e000060. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000060.  Back to cited text no. 2


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