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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 451

A ‘galaxy'-like blue dot cataract


Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Date of Web Publication02-Jul-2021

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Sector 12, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3803_20

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Behera RK, Ram J. A ‘galaxy'-like blue dot cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:451

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Khurana S, Gupta PC, Behera RK, Ram J. A ‘galaxy'-like blue dot cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jul 26];1:451. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/3/451/320089



An 18-year-old girl presented with decreased vision in both the eyes (OU), with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/400 OD and 20/100 OS. In the right eye [Figure 1]a, there was presence of blue dot cataract with posterior subcapsular cataract, and in the left eye [Figure 1]b, blue dot cataract with a central nuclear cataract, a rare presentation; giving a 'galaxy' like appearance OU. Family screening was unremarkable. Phacoaspiration with intraocular lens implantation was performed in both the eyes, with BCVA 20/20 OU after surgery.
Figure 1: (a) Anterior segment photograph of the right eye showing blue dot cataract with posterior subcapsular cataract. (b) Anterior segment photograph of the left eye showing blue dot cataract with nuclear cataract

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Blue dot cataracts are a variant of developmental cataract, associated with genetic mutations of human crystallin gene.[1],[2]

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Armitage MM, Kivlin JD, Ferrell RE. A progressive early onset cataract gene maps to human chromosome 17q24. Nat Genet 1995;9:37-40.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Litt M, Carrero-Valenzuela R, LaMorticella DM, Schultz DW, Mitchell TN, Kramer P, et al. Autosomal dominant cerulean cataract is associated with a chain termination mutation in the human β-crystallin gene CRYBB2. Hum Mol Genet 1997;6:665-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
    


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