|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 451
A ‘galaxy'-like blue dot cataract
Surbhi Khurana, Parul C Gupta, Ranjan K Behera, Jagat Ram
Department of Ophthalmology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||02-Jul-2021|
Dr. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Sector 12, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
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|How to cite this article:|
Khurana S, Gupta PC, Behera RK, Ram J. A ‘galaxy'-like blue dot cataract. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:451
An 18-year-old girl presented with decreased vision in both the eyes (OU), with best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/400 OD and 20/100 OS. In the right eye [Figure 1]a, there was presence of blue dot cataract with posterior subcapsular cataract, and in the left eye [Figure 1]b, blue dot cataract with a central nuclear cataract, a rare presentation; giving a 'galaxy' like appearance OU. Family screening was unremarkable. Phacoaspiration with intraocular lens implantation was performed in both the eyes, with BCVA 20/20 OU after surgery.
|Figure 1: (a) Anterior segment photograph of the right eye showing blue dot cataract with posterior subcapsular cataract. (b) Anterior segment photograph of the left eye showing blue dot cataract with nuclear cataract|
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Blue dot cataracts are a variant of developmental cataract, associated with genetic mutations of human crystallin gene.,
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