|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 163
Bilateral anterior blue dot and posterior coralliform cataract
Shana Sood, Sanjana Vatsa
Department of Cornea and Refractive Services, Dr. Agarwals' Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||01-Apr-2021|
Dr. Shana Sood
Department of Cornea and Refractive Services, Dr. Agarwals' Eye Hospital, 222, TTK Road, Chennai - 600 004, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Sood S, Vatsa S. Bilateral anterior blue dot and posterior coralliform cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:163
An 18-year-old male presented with bilateral anterior blue dot [Figure 1]a with posterior coralliform cataract [Figure 1]b and [Figure 1]c. Blue dot cataracts are associated with mutation in CRYBB2 gene coding for crystallin beta B2. Coralliform cataract is a rare congenital cataract and characterized by stellate opacities; it is associated with mutation in the CRYGD gene coding for crystallin gamma D.,, Colour vision was defective and fundus examination showed bilateral temporal disc pallor [Figure 1]d. Dilated evaluation is essential in cases of blue dot cataract to rule out other associated forms of cataract and disc evaluation with color vision is a must in such cases.
|Figure 1: Original (a) Blue dot cataract seen on direct illumination (b) Coralliform cataract seen on slit illumination (c) Coralliform cataract appreciated on retroillumination (d) Temporal disc pallor|
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