Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 1193-

Intraocular cilia

Jitender Jinagal, Parul Chawla Gupta, Jagat Ram 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Jagat Ram
Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012

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Jinagal J, Gupta PC, Ram J. Intraocular cilia.Indian J Ophthalmol 2018;66:1193-1193

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Jinagal J, Gupta PC, Ram J. Intraocular cilia. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Aug 10 ];66:1193-1193
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A 15-year-old female, with previous ocular trauma, presented with a complaint of whitish discoloration in her right eye since childhood. Best-corrected visual acuity was 20/40 in the right eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed an adherent leukoma along with brown-colored cilia suspended in the anterior chamber [Figure 1]. The anterior chamber was quiet. The crystalline lens was clear, and fundus was unremarkable. Glasses were prescribed and no surgical intervention was attempted.{Figure 1}

The presence of intraocular cilia following penetrating injury is extremely rare.[1] In the absence of intraocular infection, they remain in the eye for several years without causing any harm.[2]

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