|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 329
Star in the eye − Traumatic cataract
Bala D Sarasawathy, Kalpana Narendran
Department of Cataract Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Submission||26-Mar-2022|
|Date of Decision||24-Aug-2022|
|Date of Acceptance||28-Sep-2022|
|Date of Web Publication||19-Dec-2022|
Bala D Sarasawathy
Aravind Eye Hospital, Civil Aerodrome Post, Sitra, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Sarasawathy BD, Narendran K. Star in the eye − Traumatic cataract. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2022;60:329
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. The axial expansion causes rapid anterioposterior expansion and may disrupt the lens capsule and/or zonules. 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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