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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1453

Frosted lens opacities

Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication25-Jun-2020

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Dr. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2264_19

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Kaur S, Khurana S, Ram J. Frosted lens opacities. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:1453

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Kaur S, Khurana S, Ram J. Frosted lens opacities. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 13];68:1453. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/7/1453/287552

A 9-year-old girl presented with bilateral decreased vision; with best-corrected visual acuity 20/40 OU. Slit-lamp examination revealed bilateral frost-like lenticular opacities [Figure 1]a. History for systemic disease and/or drug intake was negative. Anterior-segment optical coherence tomography revealed the opacities as anterior and posterior subcapsular [Figure 1]b. Given the bilaterality, clear embryonic and fetal lens nuclei, and absence of strabismus/nystagmus; her cataracts were most likely developmental. Bilateral phacoaspiration with intraocular lens implantation was done.
Figure 1: (a) Slit-lamp examination showing multiple fluffy lenticular opacities. Note the location of opacities as subcapsular. (b) Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (Casia2, Tomey GmBH, Germany) showing level of opacities as anterior and posterior subcapsular with clear lens nucleus

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Developmental cataract can have varied etiologies such as idiopathic, metabolic diseases, drug-induced, irradiation, or uveitis.[1],[2] A thorough ocular and systemic examination is essential in such cases to rule out secondary causes.

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Medsinge A, Nischal KK. Pediatric cataract: Challenges and future directions. Clin Ophthalmol 2015;9:77-90.  Back to cited text no. 1
Trumler AA. Evaluation of pediatric cataracts and systemic disorders. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2011;22:365-79.  Back to cited text no. 2


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