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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Histopathologically proven siderotic cataract with disintegrated intralenticular foreign body


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore
2 Department of Pathology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore

Correspondence Address:
Rupesh Agrawal
Department of Ophthalmology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Singapore
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DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.105051

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Cataract formation may be an indicator of early siderosis and has been associated with intralenticular foreign bodies. We report a unique case of histopathologically proven lens siderosis in a young man with a preceding history of trauma but no signs of retained intraocular foreign body. He presented with a total white cataract with brownish deposits on anterior capsule and underwent cataract surgery for same followed by histopathological staining of anterior capsule for iron deposits. This case illustrates the importance of close monitoring of patients with history of trauma or previous penetrating injury to the eye, albeit no intraocular foreign body, as they might develop ocular siderosis at a later stage.


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