|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 450
Self-resolving cataract - “Lens feathering“
Bholesh Ratna, Manavi D Sindal
Vitreoretina Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India
|Date of Web Publication||02-Jul-2021|
Dr. Manavi D Sindal
Vitreoretina Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Thavalakuppam, Cuddalore Main Road, Pondicherry - 605 007
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Ratna B, Sindal MD. Self-resolving cataract - “Lens feathering“. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:450
A 15-year-old male with rhegmatogenous retinal detachment underwent pars plana vitrectomy, fluid air exchange, endolaser photocoagulation, and silicon oil injection with encircling band. On the first post-operative day anterior segment showed feathering of the pre-operatively clear lens [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Further enquiry revealed poor compliance to the advised prone positioning. One week later, after maintaining prone position, the lens changes had resolved [Figure 1]c, and [Figure 1]d. Lens feathering occurs due to lens dehydration and alteration in metabolism after internal tamponade with gas, air, or silicon oil., It is self-resolving, but may require surgery in case of progression.
|Figure 1: (a and b) Retro illumination slit lamp photograph (1a) and modified diffuse illumination (1b) showing feather like cataractous opacity in posterior subcapsular plane. (c and d) Retro illumination slit lamp photograph (1c) and optic section illumination (1d) showing resolved cataractous opacity in posterior subcapsular plane with silicon oil droplets stuck on posterior surface of crystalline lens|
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