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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 309

Broken rossette cataract

Department of Cataract Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication07-Jan-2022

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Dr. D Bala Sarasawathy
Aravind Eye Hospital, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore - 641 014, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1787_21

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Sarasawathy D B, Narendran K. Broken rossette cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:309

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Sarasawathy D B, Narendran K. Broken rossette cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jan 16];2:309. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/1/309/334909

A 35-year-old male presented with defective vision in the left eye following blunt trauma 2 days back. Vision in the left eye was 6/60. Dilated slit-lamp examination showed rosette cataract, which was broken in the middle by posterior capsular (PC) break [Figure 1], with dehiscence in the center [Figure 2]. The patient underwent phacoemulsification with anterior vitrectomy with 3-piece acrylic lens in sulcus and vision improved to 6/9. Blunt eye injuries cause PC rupture or posterior subcapsular cataract called rosette cataract due to countercoup injury.[1],[2] Here, we present both rosette cataract and PC rupture, which is unique. PC break is usually linear extending equator to equator. PC dehiscence can be localized.
Figure 1: Rosette feathery cataract with PC break (black arrows) in the middle with retroillumination

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Figure 2: PC dehiscence (black arrow) through which cortical matter dropped into the vitreous cavity and clear area of lens seen

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Lee SI, Song HC. A case of isolated posterior capsule rupture and traumatic cataract caused by blunt ocular trauma. Korean J Ophthalmol 2001;15:140-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
Singh RB, Thakur S, Ichhpujani P. Traumatic rosette cataract. BMJ Case Rep 2018;11:e227465.  Back to cited text no. 2


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