Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 2254-

Pinwheel cataract

Surbhi Khurana, Parul C Gupta, Jagat Ram 
 Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Prof. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Pinwheel cataract.Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:2254-2254

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Pinwheel cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];68:2254-2254
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A 35-year-old female presented with bilateral decreased vision since childhood, with best-corrected visual acuity 20/400 OU. Slit-lamp examination revealed posterior subcapsular cataract (PSC) OU. In the right eye, there was the presence of nine radial lenticular spikes, originating from posterior capsule's center, resembling a pinwheel's head [Figure 1]. Fundus examination revealed bilateral arteriolar attenuation with pigmented bony spicules in mid-periphery, diagnostic of Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) OU. She was planned for cataract surgery OU.{Figure 1}

Intraocular inflammation, high myopia, asthma, or diabetes mellitus predispose patients of RP to PSC, the most common type of cataract seen in RP.[1],[2] Early cataract surgery is beneficial in patients with RP, with vast symptomatic relief in glare.[3]

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