|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 16
A rare case of lens neovascularization
Meghana Tanwar1, Madhu Shekhar2, Sabyasachi Chakrabarty3
1 Department of Orbit, Oculoplastics and Ocular Oncology, Aravind Eye Hospital and PG Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Chief of the Department of Intraocular Lens and Cataract Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and PG Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology, Aravind Eye Hospital and PG Institute of Ophthalmology, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||31-Dec-2020|
Dr. Meghana Tanwar
Department of Orbit, Oculoplastics and Ocular Oncology, Aravind Eye Hospital and PG Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Tanwar M, Shekhar M, Chakrabarty S. A rare case of lens neovascularization. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:16
An octogenarian presented to us with defective vision in his right eye for a year with neither a systemic illness nor a history of ocular trauma. The visual acuity in this eye was light perception. Slit-lamp examination revealed a white cataract with patchy capsular calcification and a well-defined subcapsular neovascular frond [Figure 1]. He was planned for cataract extraction in the right eye, but refused surgery and was lost to follow-up.
|Figure 1: Anterior segment photograph of the right eye showing a well-defined subcapsular neovascular frond in a hypermature cataract|
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Lenticular vascularization is a rare phenomenon which occurs due to traumatic phacolysis, chronic uveitis or severe ocular ischemia.,, Apart from a surgical lensectomy, anti-VEGF therapies may be useful.
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