|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 8 | Page : 1667
Rice granule epicapsular stars
Pasyanthi Balijepalli1, Arjun Srirampur2, Aruna K Gadde3
1 Consultant, Glaucoma and Cataract Services, Sita Lakshmi Glaucoma Center, Hyderabad, India
2 Consultant, Cornea and Anterior Segment, Anand Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
3 Head of Refractive Services, Anand Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
|Date of Web Publication||24-Jul-2020|
Dr. Pasyanthi Balijepalli
Consultant, Glaucoma and Cataract Services, Sita Lakshmi Glaucoma Center, Anand Eye Institute, 7-147/1, Nagendranagar, Habsiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Balijepalli P, Srirampur A, Gadde AK. Rice granule epicapsular stars. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:1667
A 32-year-old male presented with vision of 20/20 in both the eyes. Right eye showed pigmented deposits on the anterior capsule of the lens [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b resembling rice granules [Figure 1]c. As the deposits were not in the visual axis, patient was asked to follow-up regularly.
|Figure 1: (a) Diffuse slitlamp illumination of right eye showing annular distribution of pigmented stars. (b) Magnified picture of the pigmented stars on the anterior capsule resembling rice granules. (c) Rice granules|
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Persistent pupillary membrane (PPM) is a remnant of tunica vasculosa lentis and is of 3 types.,,
Type-1 variants are membranes that are attached to iris. Type-2 variants are membranes with iridolenticular adhesions also termed the epicapsular pigmented stars with “chicken track” like deposits. These are pigmented dendritic iris stromal melanocytes deposited on the anterior lens capsule either singly or in clumps. Type-3 variants are membranes attached to cornea.
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