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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 302

High astigmatism in young female: Not always a keratoconus

Consultant in Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication07-Jan-2022

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Aditya Ghorpade
Aravind Eye Hospital, S.N High Road, Tirunelveli Junction, Tirunelveli - 627 001, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_697_21

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Ghorpade A, Venugopal A. High astigmatism in young female: Not always a keratoconus. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:302

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Ghorpade A, Venugopal A. High astigmatism in young female: Not always a keratoconus. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jan 16];2:302. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/1/302/334970

A 20-year-old female presented with a visual acuity of 6/9 with -4.00 D cylinder at 170° in the right eye and 6/6 in the left eye with -3.00 D cylinder at 15°. Pentacam was not suggestive of Keratoconus, but the Scheimpflug imaging showed lens tilt [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Hence, dilated slit-lamp examination was done, revealed clear lens with inferior lenticular coloboma from 5 o'clock to 7 o'clock [Figure 1]c and [Figure 1]d. Congenital isolated lenticular coloboma is characterized by absence of zonules, segmental notching, flattening, and contraction of the lens causing high astigmatism in our patient.[1] Hence, it is imperative for ophthalmologists to remember lenticular causes of astigmatism in young females.
Figure 1: Isolated bilateral lenticular coloboma. (a) Scheimpflug imaging showing lens tilt in the right eye. (b) Scheimpflug imaging showing lens tilt in the left eye. (c) Dilated slit-lamp examination right eye in retroillumination. (d) Dilated slit-lamp examination left eye in retroillumination

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Kaweri L, Kurian M, Madhu S, Das S, Shetty R, Shetty B. Aberrometry changes following surgical management of isolated typical lens coloboma. JCRS Online Case Rep 2016;4:19-22.  Back to cited text no. 1


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