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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 234

Lenticular zonular “asphericity”

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

Date of Web Publication20-Jan-2023

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Amber A Bhayana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_779_22

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Bhayana AA, Khokhar SK, Lakshmikanth S, Prasad P. Lenticular zonular “asphericity”. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:234

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Bhayana AA, Khokhar SK, Lakshmikanth S, Prasad P. Lenticular zonular “asphericity”. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Feb 1];3:234. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2023/3/1/234/368222

A 25-year-old otherwise healthy male, after closed globe injury (right eye) he sustained 7 years back, was incidentally found to have a zonular with posterior subcapsular cataract [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b (best corrected visual acuity 20/40) on his routine examination. Notable was the “asphericity” of the opacified zonule [Figure 1]b and an opacity communicating from the posterior capsule to the opacified zonule [[Figure 1]c, arrow]. The “communication” might represent the tract of “traumatic hydrodelineation” from the micro-defect in the posterior capsule, which later got fibrosed. The asphericity of the zonule is an indirect indicator of the asphericity of our crystalline lens.[1]
Figure 1: (a) Retroillumination showing cataract; (b) anterior segment optical coherence tomography confirming the cataract to be zonular with the posterior subcapsular component; note the peripheral flattening of the anterior surface of the zonule, making it aspheric; (c) arrow shows a communicating opacity from the posterior capsule to the zonule

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Smith G, Cox MJ, Calver R, Garner LF. The spherical aberration of the crystalline lens of the human eye. Vision Res 2001;41:235-43.  Back to cited text no. 1


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