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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1667

Rice granule epicapsular stars

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 Publication24-Jul-2020

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Dr. Pasyanthi Balijepalli
Consultant, Glaucoma and Cataract Services, Sita Lakshmi Glaucoma Center, Anand Eye Institute, 7-147/1, Nagendranagar, Habsiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2406_19

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Balijepalli P, Srirampur A, Gadde AK. Rice granule epicapsular stars. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:1667

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Balijepalli P, Srirampur A, Gadde AK. Rice granule epicapsular stars. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 15];68:1667. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/8/1667/290446

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.[1],[2],[3]

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.[4] These are pigmented dendritic iris stromal melanocytes deposited on the anterior lens capsule either singly or in clumps.[5] Type-3 variants are membranes attached to cornea.

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Deshmukh S, Bhattacharjee H, Gupta K. Epicapsular stars. Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1624-5.  Back to cited text no. 4
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