Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 210-

Petaloid cataract

Gaurav Gupta1, Jitender Jinagal2,  
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Jitender Jinagal
Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh - 160 012

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Gupta G, Jinagal J. Petaloid cataract.Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:210-210

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A 26-year-old male with previous ocular trauma with cricket ball presented with decreased vision in his right eye for 2 years. His best corrected visual acuity was 20/40 in the right eye. Slit lamp examination of right eye revealed whitish, central lenticular opacity in the form of nonagonal petals of a flower, giving it a “petaloid appearance.” Each petal had dense white margins and was separated from each other by dark lines [Figure 1]. Petaloid cataracts are classically seen in patient with blunt trauma to eye.[1] These cataracts can be easily managed with phacoemulsification and results in good vision gain.{Figure 1}

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