|Year : 2023 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 616
“Impitoyable petale:” The unforgiving flower
Shubham Manchanda, Savleen Kaur, Jaspreet Sukhija
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||28-Apr-2023|
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
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|How to cite this article:|
Manchanda S, Kaur S, Sukhija J. “Impitoyable petale:” The unforgiving flower. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:616
An 8-year-old boy presented with decreased vision. He was a known case of nephrotic syndrome on oral steroids for the past 2 years before presentation.
On examination, his best-corrected visual acuity was 20/40 in both eyes, with intraocular pressure of 16 mm. The child was photographed on the slit lamp after pupillary dilation, which revealed a petaloid steroid-induced cataract in both eyes [Figure 1].
|Figure 1: Eight-year-old boy, a known case of nephrotic syndrome, presented with decreased vision. The child was photographed on the slit lamp after pupillary dilation, which revealed a petaloid steroid-induced cataract in both eyes (a). The retroillumination picture is also attached (b). This case highlights the importance of regular ophthalmic examination in children diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome and prescribed steroids|
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This clinical case highlights that physicians treating nephrotic syndrome should be warned of steroid-related complications like cataracts and glaucoma in the eye, hence the need for meticulous ophthalmological examination at regular intervals in such patients.,
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