|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 211
Surbhi Khurana, Parul C Gupta, Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||19-Dec-2019|
Dr. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Starfish cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:211
A 7-year-old male with a history of right eye scleral buckling for total rhegmatogenous retinal detachment presented with a best corrected visual acuity of 20/200. Slit lamp examination showed the presence of seven radial spokes, each consisting of vacuolated opacities radiating from the center of the posterior capsule, giving a starfish-like appearance of the cataract [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: Anterior segment photograph of the right eye showing seven radial spokes with vacuolating opacities, radiating from the center of the posterior capsule, giving a starfish-like appearance of the cataract|
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Cataract is a common complication after retinal detachment surgery; most commonly pars plana vitrectomy and rarely scleral buckling surgery. Posterior subcapsular capsular cataract is the most common type in such cases. Surgical extraction of the cataract with intraocular lens implantation is recommended if the cataract is visually significant.,
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