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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 865

Cellophane cataract

Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication09-Oct-2021

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Dr. Amber Amar Bhayana
Department of Ophthalmology, Dr R P Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_701_21

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Khokhar SK, Bhayana AA, Prasad P, Azad SV, Kumar V, Shanmugam C. Cellophane cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:865

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Khokhar SK, Bhayana AA, Prasad P, Azad SV, Kumar V, Shanmugam C. Cellophane cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 18];1:865. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/4/865/327705

The left eye of an otherwise asymptomatic 13-year-old female had a cellophane sheet-like wrinkling on the anterior capsule of crystalline lens. The wrinkling-like opacity was found to be present in the form of a wedge in the inferior half of the lens [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. The wrinkling was not causing any visual obscuration, and the lens seemed totally clear on distant direct ophthalmoscopy and retroillumination on slit-lamp evaluation [Figure 1]c. The wrinkling was seen as hyperreflectivity on the anterior segment optical coherence tomography [Figure 1]d. The authors would like to propose the term “cellophane cataract” for such early visually insignificant anterior capsular opacities (cataract)[1] in the form of wrinkles.
Figure 1: (a) Slit-lamp photograph of “cellophane cataract” – at 16× magnification; (b) at 25× magnification; (c) retroillumination of the same eye failing to pick up any lenticular opacity; (d) anterior segment optical coherence tomography depicting the “cellophane cataract” as hyperreflectivity (arrow)

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