Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Case Reports

: 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 163-

Bilateral anterior blue dot and posterior coralliform cataract

Shana Sood, Sanjana Vatsa 
 Department of Cornea and Refractive Services, Dr. Agarwals' Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Shana Sood
Department of Cornea and Refractive Services, Dr. Agarwals' Eye Hospital, 222, TTK Road, Chennai - 600 004, Tamil Nadu

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Sood S, Vatsa S. Bilateral anterior blue dot and posterior coralliform cataract.Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:163-163

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Sood S, Vatsa S. Bilateral anterior blue dot and posterior coralliform cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Dec 5 ];1:163-163
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An 18-year-old male presented with bilateral anterior blue dot [Figure 1]a with posterior coralliform cataract [Figure 1]b and [Figure 1]c. Blue dot cataracts are associated with mutation in CRYBB2 gene coding for crystallin beta B2.[1] Coralliform cataract is a rare congenital cataract and characterized by stellate opacities; it is associated with mutation in the CRYGD gene coding for crystallin gamma D.[2],[3],[4] Colour vision was defective and fundus examination showed bilateral temporal disc pallor [Figure 1]d. Dilated evaluation is essential in cases of blue dot cataract to rule out other associated forms of cataract and disc evaluation with color vision is a must in such cases.{Figure 1}

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