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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1977-1979

Rapid maturation of unilateral cataract in leptospirosis


1 Uveitis Service, Aravind Eye Hospital and PG. Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pathology, Aravind Eye Hospital and PG Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. S R Rathinam
Department of Uveitis Service, Aravind Eye Hospital and PG Institute of Ophthalmology, 1. Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_535_20

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Leptospirosis is a bacterial cause for nongranulomatous uveitis in tropical countries. It is known to cause rapid maturation of cataract in young adults. Here we present six patients who had presenting sign as fully matured pearly white unilateral cataract without history of any trauma in their first visit. All except one patient were positive for leptospirosis by ELISA testing. Histopathological analyses of those lenses showed globular degeneration.


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