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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 614

Ophthalmic shadow puppetry - Retinal cinema in cataractous silhouette


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

Date of Web Publication13-Apr-2022

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Amber A Bhayana
Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2908_21

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Bhayana AA, Kulshrestha A, Prasad P. Ophthalmic shadow puppetry - Retinal cinema in cataractous silhouette. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:614

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Bhayana AA, Kulshrestha A, Prasad P. Ophthalmic shadow puppetry - Retinal cinema in cataractous silhouette. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 18];2:614. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/2/614/342987



A 25-year-old otherwise healthy male was found to have bilateral amoeba-shaped posterior subcapsular cataract with rod-cone retinal dystrophy [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. Ultra-widefield fundus picture showed the shadow of the same cataract on the retina [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. We compared this to “shadow puppetry” [Figure 1]c, which is described as an art of performing a story or show using images made by hand shadows.[1] The central cataractous shadow can obscure fine retinal details of the posterior pole we wish to examine, but “peeping around the opacity” in different gazes of the subject might help.
Figure 1: Right eye (a) and left eye (b) showing amoeboid posterior subcapsular cataract in retro-illumination and adjacent respective fundus photograph (note the identical shadow as the cataract itself on the retina); (c) photograph of shadow puppetry from “The art of shadowgraphy- How it is done, By Trewey, 1920. London. Jordison & Co., Limited, Printers and Publishers, 40, Gerrard St., Shaftesbury Avenue, W. and at Middlesbrough”

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Kurscheid J, Bendrups D, Susilo J, Williams C, Amaral S, Laksono B, et al. Shadow Puppets and neglected diseases: Evaluating a health promotion performance in rural Indonesia. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018;15:2050.  Back to cited text no. 1
    


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