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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82

A case of posterior polar cataract

1 Cornea Fellow, Cornea and Refractive Services, Pondicherry, India
2 Pediatric and Squint Fellow, Pediatric and Squint Services, Pondicherry, India
3 Consultant, IOL and Cataract Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India

Date of Web Publication15-Apr-2019

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Kirandeep Kaur
Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry - 605 007
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_98_18

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How to cite this article:
Gurnani B, Kaur K, Gireesh P. A case of posterior polar cataract. Kerala J Ophthalmol 2019;31:82

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Gurnani B, Kaur K, Gireesh P. A case of posterior polar cataract. Kerala J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 May 31];31:82. Available from: http://www.kjophthal.com/text.asp?2019/31/1/82/256275

A 40-year-old male presented with complaints of gradually progressive, painless defective vision in the left eye. On ocular examination at this presentation, his best-corrected visual acuity was found to be 20/40 in the right eye and 20/80 in the left eye. The intraocular pressure was 12 mmHg in both eyes. Slit-lamp examination with pupillary dilatation revealed a posterior polar cataract. The discoid-shaped opacity with bending of rays in the center of the posterior capsular plaque was noted. In the image, oval white opacity with dense white spots at the edges can be seen.

Identify this classical sign.

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The answer to the spot diagnosis of the previous issue: Brown's syndrome Right eye.

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