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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 212

Spinning top cataract

1 Department of Cataract and Refractive 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, Guwahati - 781 028, Assam
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1404_19

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Bhattacharjee H, Javeri H, Deshmukh S, Agarwalla I. Spinning top cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:212

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Bhattacharjee H, Javeri H, Deshmukh S, Agarwalla I. Spinning top cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 1];68:212. Available from: https://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2020/68/1/212/273193

A 72-year-old male presented with gradual diminution of vision in the left eye (OS). On oblique illumination, OS had a unique “spinning top” shaped cataract along with cortical cataract [Figure 1]a. Right eye was pseudophakic. Schiempflug imaging [1] showed a zonular lenticular opacity surrounding the fetal nucleus and it was connected to an axial opacity in the anterior capsule through a tract [Figure 1]b. It was successfully removed by phacoemulsification with posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation. Postoperative visual recovery was 20/60. The axial length was 27 mm in both eyes and OS had amblyopia.
Figure 1: (a) Oblique illumination showing “spinning top” shaped cataract. (b) Schiempflug imaging of the lens showing the extent and density of opacification

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Kawamorita T, Uozato H, Iida Y, Nakayama N, Shibata Y, Shindo M, et al. 3-dimensional lens densitometry measured with schiempflug imaging in eyes with cataract. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2011;52:825.  Back to cited text no. 1


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