|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 852
Cobweb primary posterior capsule opacification
Sameer Chaudhary, Senthil Prasad, Madhu Shekhar, Kamatchi Nagu
Department of Cataract and IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Web Publication||16-Jul-2022|
Dr. Madhu Shekhar
Chief, Cataract and IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Chaudhary S, Prasad S, Shekhar M, Nagu K. Cobweb primary posterior capsule opacification. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:852
A 51-year-old male presented with defective vision oculus dexter (OD) with a best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 6/60. Slit-lamp examination OD revealed nuclear sclerosis with posterior subcapsular cataract and a unique pattern of opacification involving the posterior capsule, resembling a cobweb [Figure 1]a, [Figure 1]b, [Figure 1]c. The patient underwent cataract surgery, and a diagnosis of primary posterior capsule opacification (PPCO) was made [Figure 1]d.
|Figure 1: (a and b) Slit-lamp photograph with diffuse illumination showing reticular opacification with punctate opacities involving the posterior capsule. (c) Slit-lamp photograph with retro illumination showing posterior subcapsular cataract and punctate opacities. (d) Slit-lamp photograph with diffuse illumination, showing a similar pattern postoperatively|
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PPCO is a common finding in long-standing cataracts, presenting as a plaque involving the center or the periphery of the posterior lens capsule. It is not always visually significant and can be managed with a deferred Nd: YAG capsulotomy.,,,
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