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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 322-323

Glittering Christmas tree cataract – The role of Scheimpflug, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, and biochemical analysis

Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Rama Rajagopal
Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, 18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_2692_22

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Christmas tree cataract has rarely been described. It is characterized by a polychromatic luster, the exact etiology of which is unclear. Postulated causes for this include the possible role of cholesterol or calcium deposition. We describe a case of a unilateral Christmas tree cataract in a patient who underwent cataract surgery and highlight the role of Scheimpflug and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) in complementing the clinical diagnosis. Further, biochemical analysis of the lens matter revealed an increase in calcium and cholesterol.

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