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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 2527

Starry sky cataract in a teenage girl

Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication26-Oct-2020

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Dr. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Center, Sector 12, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_905_20

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Starry sky cataract in a teenage girl. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:2527

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Starry sky cataract in a teenage girl. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 27];68:2527. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/11/2527/299120

A 13-year-old healthy female presented with a bilateral blurring of vision. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/60 OU. Slit-lamp examination revealed bilateral, central lamellar lenticular opacity with “Y”-shaped stellate opacities along anterior and posterior sutural lines. Also, there were multiple blue cortical opacities OU. Family history was unremarkable. Given the appearance, she was diagnosed with bilateral combined lamellar, sutural, and cerulean cataract; resembling as “starry sky” [Figure 1]. She underwent bilateral phacoaspiration with intraocular lens implantation.
Figure 1: Anterior segment photograph showing lamellar cataract with central stellate opacity, suggestive of sutural cataract and multiple blue cortical opacities suggestive of cerulean cataract

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Lamellar and sutural cataracts are mostly congenital, and cerulean cataract is a variant of developmental cataract. Such combined variants of pediatric cataracts are usually inherited as autosomal dominant.[1],[2]

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