Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 205-

Characterizing supernumerary lacrimal punctum by anterior segment optical coherence tomography imaging


Joyeeta Das1, Nibedita Das2,  
1 Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Disha Eye Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Cornea and Ocular Surface, Disha Eye Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Joyeeta Das
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India




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Das J, Das N. Characterizing supernumerary lacrimal punctum by anterior segment optical coherence tomography imaging.Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:205-205


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Das J, Das N. Characterizing supernumerary lacrimal punctum by anterior segment optical coherence tomography imaging. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 19 ];68:205-205
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Supernumerary puncta is an uncommon congenital anomaly where multiple puncta are present in one eyelid formed by multiple epithelial budding of lacrimal cord opening along canaliculus, caruncle, and conjunctiva during embryogenesis.[1],[2]

Slit-lamp examinations of left lower lid found presence of two puncta [Figure 1]a of a 44-year-old gentleman. Spectral domain anterior-segment OCT [SD-ASOCT] imaging of puncta [3] by RTVue model-RT100 CAM -system [Optovue Inc., Fremont CA, USA] showed two funnel shaped tissue gap corresponding cross-sectional image of supernumerary puncta [Figure 1]b. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of AS-OCT of supernumerary puncta in medical literature.{Figure 1}

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3Allam RS, Ahmed RA. Evaluation of the lower punctum parameters and morphology using spectral domain anterior segment optical coherence tomography. J Ophthalmol 2015:591845.