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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 180

An eye inside an eye

Department of IOL and Cataract Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Web Publication01-Apr-2021

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Dr. Madhu Shekhar
Head, IOL and Cataract Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai - 625 020, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2779_20

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Shekhar M, Sankarananthan R, Prasad R S. An eye inside an eye. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:180

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Shekhar M, Sankarananthan R, Prasad R S. An eye inside an eye. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 25];1:180. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2021/1/2/180/312398

A 22-year-old male presented with defective vision in the left eye (LE) for 2 months duration. Corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) in LE was 20/250. On examination, both eyes revealed posterior polar cataract (PPC) with posterior capsule (PC) dehiscence in LE [Figure 1]a and [Figure 1]b. The fundus examination was unremarkable. The patient successfully underwent phacoemulsification with hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in LE with good postoperative visual outcome. The uniqueness of this image is that it mimics an eye inside an eye. In such patients, proper preoperative workup and appropriate surgical management will result in a good visual outcome.[1],[2]
Figure 1: (a) Slit-lamp photography using diffuse illumination showing PPC with preexisting PC dehiscence. (b) Retro illumination photograph of the same eye as shown in Figure 1a

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Siatiri H, Moghimi S. Posterior polar cataract: Minimizing risk of posterior capsule rupture. Eye 2006;20:814-6.  Back to cited text no. 2


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