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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 306

Star suture lenticular opacity

Choithram Netralaya, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Date of Web Publication07-Jan-2022

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Dr. Rinal Pandit
Choithram Netralaya, Shriram Talawali, Dhar Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_888_21

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Pandit R, Shah D. Star suture lenticular opacity. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:306

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Pandit R, Shah D. Star suture lenticular opacity. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 14];2:306. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/1/306/334988

A 45-year-old healthy female on routine examination was found to have visual acuity of 20/20 in the right eye and 20/30 in the left eye. On biomicroscopic examination, the left eye showed radiating, spoke-like opacities within the anterior lens cortex [Figure 1]. The right eye lens was clear.
Figure 1: Biomicroscopic appearance of the left eye showing branching spoke-like opacities within anterior lens cortex in a pattern consistent with star sutures

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Lens sutures that form during post-natal lens development through adult life develop in linear geometric, branching arrangements that resemble a “star” configuration without a direct overlap like the fetal Y sutures.[1] This offset development contributes to the optical quality of the lens.[2] Star suture opacities are extremely rare, cause minimal visual disturbance, and usually do not require surgical intervention.

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Ruan X, Liu Z, Luo L, Liu Y. Structure of the lens and its associations with the visual quality. BMJ Open Ophthalmol 2020;5:e000459.  Back to cited text no. 2


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