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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 846

Developmental cataract in a pediatric-oid eye

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

Date of Web Publication16-Jul-2022

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Dr. Amber A Bhayana
Dr. R P Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi-110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_741_22

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Bhayana AA, Khokhar SK, Prasad P, Lakshmikanth S. Developmental cataract in a pediatric-oid eye. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:846

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Bhayana AA, Khokhar SK, Prasad P, Lakshmikanth S. Developmental cataract in a pediatric-oid eye. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 13];2:846. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/3/846/351211

A 38-year-old, otherwise healthy, female with the recent realization of presbyopic symptoms on examination had bilateral sutural, anterior and posterior subcapsular opacities [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. The best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 20/80, the cause being hyperopic ametropic amblyopia. Ocular biometry (IOLMaster 700) showed either eye axial length to be shorter (20.46 mm right, 20.32 mm left) and keratometry to be steeper (46.32 D right, 46.52 D left) than those in age-matched normal eyes. It seemed that the eye arrested early in the process of emmetropization, translating to an age of 6–12 months according to the axial length,[1] and immediate term postpartum according to keratometry, cataract being an accompanying anomaly.[2],[3]
Figure 1: Retro-illumination showing cataract in (a) right eye; (b) left eye

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