|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 10 | Page : 2254
Surbhi Khurana, Parul C Gupta, Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||23-Sep-2020|
Prof. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Pinwheel cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:2254
A 35-year-old female presented with bilateral decreased vision since childhood, with best-corrected visual acuity 20/400 OU. Slit-lamp examination revealed posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC) OU. In the right eye, there was the presence of nine radial lenticular spikes, originating from posterior capsule's center, resembling a pinwheel's head [Figure 1]. Fundus examination revealed bilateral arteriolar attenuation with pigmented bony spicules in mid-periphery, diagnostic of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) OU. She was planned for cataract surgery OU.
|Figure 1: Anterior-segment photograph of the right eye showing posterior subcapsular cataract resembling a head of pinwheel|
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Intraocular inflammation, high myopia, asthma, or diabetes mellitus predispose patients of RP to PSC, the most common type of cataract seen in RP., Early cataract surgery is beneficial in patients with RP, with vast symptomatic relief in glare.
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