|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 615
Shubham Manchanda, Savleen Kaur, Jaspreet Sukhija
Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Apr-2023|
Assistant Professor, Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Manchanda S, Kaur S, Sukhija J. Stella oceanum. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:615
A 10-year-old female, who was a known case of type 1 diabetes mellitus on insulin therapy, presented with decreased vision in both eyes. Dilated examination of the anterior segment revealed uniformly distributed numerous discrete opacities with surrounding haze showing a polychromatic lustre, distributed like stars through the lens [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: A 10-year-old female, a known case of diabetes mellitus type 1, presented with decreased vision in both eyes. On slit-lamp examination, she was found to have cataracts in both eyes with a polychromatic luster in left eye|
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Chronic hyperglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes causes cataracts to develop much earlier than retinopathy., With glycemic control, some acute-onset cataracts may be reversible., This case highlights that type 1 diabetics are at an increased risk for cataract formation, Meticulous ophthalmological examination should be carried out, beginning from the very onset of diabetes in such patients.
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