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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 166

Bilateral preexisting posterior capsular dehiscence in an infant

Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication01-Apr-2021

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Dr. Jagat Ram
Department of Ophthalmology, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 012
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3255_20

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Bilateral preexisting posterior capsular dehiscence in an infant. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:166

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Ram J. Bilateral preexisting posterior capsular dehiscence in an infant. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Mar 29];1:166. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/2/166/312408

An 8-month-old healthy infant was brought with the complaint of white reflex in both eyes (OU). Ocular examination revealed central, steady, and maintained fixation OU and congenital cataract, which was partially dislocated in anterior vitreous through a preexisting posterior capsular dehiscence (PCD) in both the eyes [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Bilateral PCD and posterior dislocation of the cataract was confirmed on anterior-segment optical coherence tomography [[Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d, arrows], as well as B-scan ultrasonography. Such bilateral preexisting PCD in infants can be congenital, or in association with posterior lenticonus, lentiglobus, or posterior polar cataract.[1],[2],[3] The child underwent bilateral phacoaspiration with intraocular lens implantation and anterior vitrectomy.
Figure 1: (a and b) Anterior segment photograph showing a posteriorly dislocated cataract through a central posterior capsular dehiscence in the right and left eye respectively. (c and d) Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (Casia 2, Tomey, Germany) showing hyperreflective material in anterior vitreous (arrow), suggestive of posterior dislocation of cataract through a posterior capsular defect in the right and left eye, respectively

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