|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 8-9
Cartwheel-like appearance of a variant of congenital zonular (lamellar) cataract
Bharat Gurnani, Kirandeep Kaur, Arthi Mohankumar, Veena Kannumsamy, Prasanth Gireesh
Department of Cataract and Iol and Pediatric and Squint Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry, India
|Date of Submission||18-Dec-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||10-Jan-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||17-Apr-2020|
Dr. Bharat Gurnani
Cornea Fellow, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry - 605 007
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Gurnani B, Kaur K, Mohankumar A, Kannumsamy V, Gireesh P. Cartwheel-like appearance of a variant of congenital zonular (lamellar) cataract. Kerala J Ophthalmol 2020;32:8-9
|How to cite this URL:|
Gurnani B, Kaur K, Mohankumar A, Kannumsamy V, Gireesh P. Cartwheel-like appearance of a variant of congenital zonular (lamellar) cataract. Kerala J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 5];32:8-9. Available from: http://www.kjophthal.com/text.asp?2020/32/1/8/282674
| Case Report|| |
A 41-year-old male presented with complaints of defective vision in the right eye for the past 6 months. Anterior segment examination revealed developmental lamellar (spokes of a wheel) cataract  OD [Figure 1] and [Figure 2] involving the nucleus:
|Figure 1: Image of the right eye showing developmental lamellar cataract in the form of spokes of a cartwheel|
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|Figure 2: Retroillumination image of the same eye showing developmental lamellar cataract in the form of spokes of a cartwheel|
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- Clinical sign – Cartwheel-like appearance of a variant of congenital zonular (lamellar) cataract
- Seen in – Rickets (first described in rickets) and tetany
- Described by – Davidson and Horner, 1865
- Why it occurs – Lamellar cataract is the most common type of developmental cataract producing visual impairment. Its effect on vision depends primarily on the density of its components, especially the nucleus. The pathognomonic clinical appearance occurs due to concentric sharply demarcated lamellae of opacities around a central clear nuclear core with linear opacities such as spokes of a wheel (called riders) running toward the equator. Usually, inherited in autosomal dominant pattern, it may be caused by mutations in the heat-shock transcription factor-4 gene located at 16q21-q22. Syndromic associations are rare
- What else to examine – Look for nystagmus which is commonly associated with zonular cataract.
Answer to the spot diagnosis of previous issue:
Clinical condition is congenital lamellar ichthyosis (collodion baby). Main types of ichthyosis are ichthyosis vulgaris, lamellar ichthyosis, and epidermolytic hyperkeratosis. Ectropion in lamellar ichthyosis may respond to conservative management
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