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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 208

Evanescent gas-induced reversible lenticular opacity

1 Department of Vitreo-Retina Surgery, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India

Date of Web Publication19-Dec-2019

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Dr. Henal Javeri
Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, 96, Basistha Rd, Beltola Tiniali, Saurabh Nagar, Guwahati - 781 028, Assam
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_789_19

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Bhattacharjee H, Javeri H. Evanescent gas-induced reversible lenticular opacity. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:208

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Bhattacharjee H, Javeri H. Evanescent gas-induced reversible lenticular opacity. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 30];68:208. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/1/208/273268

A middle-aged male, with vitreous hemorrhage and focal retinal detachment, underwent a successful 23 G pars plana vitrectomy and gas tamponade with 14% sulfur hexafluoride. On the first day postoperatively, a new onset lenticular opacity showing a ferning pattern was noted [Figure 1]. Over a period of 3 months, this subcapsular cataract disappeared without any intervention. This cataract formation can be ascribed to the gas-induced oxidative stress, which, on the absorption of the gas, gradually cleared up.[1]
Figure 1: Ferning pattern cataract and a bright fundal glow appreciated on retroillumination

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Matsui E, Matsushima H, Mukai K, Senoo T. Mechanism of gas cataract is mainly related with oxidation. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2008;49:2281.  Back to cited text no. 1


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