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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 614

Amalgamation cataract

1 Department of Ophthalmology, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India
2 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication28-Apr-2023

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Amber A Bhayana
Assistant Professor, ESIC Medical College, NIT-3, Faridabad - 121 001, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2110_22

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Bhayana AA, Prasad P, Khokhar SK. Amalgamation cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:614

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Bhayana AA, Prasad P, Khokhar SK. Amalgamation cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2023 [cited 2023 Jun 5];3:614. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2023/3/2/614/374934

We would like to report an aforementioned morphology of developmental cataract which we came across in the right eye of 38-year-old female. The cataract had a mixture of zonular, nuclear, cortical spokes, suspected posterior capsular thinning/defect, anterior subcapsular, ant eggs-like components[1],[2] [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b, and thus would like to call this an “amalgamation” cataract. One salient point to be noted that the posterior caspsular thinning/suspected defect is highlighted only on retro-illumination (a trans-illumination see through via zonular/nuclear component). Other eye was pseudophakic with no previous ocular records. The multimorphology could have been due to multiple abnormalities along the molecular pathway for lenticulogenesis.
Figure 1: (a) diffuse illumination and (b) retro-illumination showing the amalgamation cataract

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The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate consent forms, duly signed by the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the patient. In the form, the parent(s)/guardian(s) has/have given his/her/their consent for the images and other clinical information of their child to be reported in the journal. The parents understand that the names and initials of their child/children will not be published and due efforts will be made to conceal their identity, but anonymity cannot be guaranteed.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, Agarwal T, Kumar G, Kushmesh R, Tejwani LK. Lenticular abnormalities in children. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2012;49:32-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
Khokhar SK, Pillay G, Dhull C, Agarwal E, Mahabir M, Aggarwal P. Pediatric cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol 2017;65:1340-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
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