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OPHTHALMIC IMAGE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1002

Coronavirus in the eye - A Case of Zonular Cataract


1 Fellow, Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Mahathma Eye Hospital Private Limited, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Chief Medical Officer, Mahathma Eye Hospital Private Limited, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Medical Officer, Department of Glaucoma and Research, Mahathma Eye Hospital Private Limited, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Consultant Optometrist, Department of Optometry and Visual Science, Mahathma Eye Hospital Private Limited, Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication11-Oct-2022

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shivani Shipra
Mahathma Eye Hospital Private Limited, No. 6, Seshapuram, Tennur, Trichy, Tamil Nadu - 620 017
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1210_22

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Shipra S, Rajasekaran R, Ramesh PV, Ray P. Coronavirus in the eye - A Case of Zonular Cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:1002

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Shipra S, Rajasekaran R, Ramesh PV, Ray P. Coronavirus in the eye - A Case of Zonular Cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 27];2:1002. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/4/1002/358147



A 12-year-old female patient presented with diminution of vision in both eyes (OU). Ocular examination revealed zonular cataract OU, visually appearing like corona virus [Figure 1]. Cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation was done in both eyes. Zonular cataract is the most common among all types of pediatric cataract. It is an opacification involving the fetal nucleus with riders radiating from the inner cortex to the lens equator. Prognosis is good if picked up early and managed soon.
Figure 1: Image showing zonular cataract with riders, visually mimicking like corona virus

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Cortical riders may be described as “reverse cuneiform” cataracts on the basis of their evolution pattern being exactly opposite to that of senile cuneiform cortical cataracts.[1]

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The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent forms. In the form, the patient has/have given his/her/their consent for his/her/their images and other clinical information to be reported in the journal. The patients understand that their names and initials will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal their identity, but anonymity cannot be guaranteed.

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Khokhar S, Gupta Y, Dhull C, Surve A, Mahabir M. Cortical riders of zonular cataracts as “reverse cuneiform” cataracts: A hypothesis. Med Hypotheses 2018;121:49-50.  Back to cited text no. 1
    


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