|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 48
Snowman in the eye
Sonam Yangzes, Simar Rajan Singh, Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Submission||20-Oct-2018|
|Date of Decision||31-Oct-2018|
|Date of Acceptance||16-Oct-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||17-Feb-2020|
Dr. Jagat Ram
Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh - 160 012
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Yangzes S, Singh SR, Ram J. Snowman in the eye. Oman J Ophthalmol 2020;13:48
A 60-year-old female presented with the complaint of decreased vision in the left eye for 3 months following cataract surgery. She was a known case of high myopia and pseudoexfoliation in both eyes and had undergone an uneventful cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation 3 months ago. Her aided visual acuity at presentation was 6/18 in the left eye. The right eye had significant cataract (aided visual acuity 6/18) and the left eye was pseudophakic with the presence of radial folds in the capsular bag and anterior capsular phimosis [Figure 1]. Anterior capsular phimosis is centripetal fibrosis and contraction of anterior capsule, often associated with a small capsulorhexis, chronic intraocular inflammation, pseudoexfoliation, diabetes mellitus, myotonic muscular dystrophy, and retinitis pigmentosa.,,,, The patient underwent surgical capsulotomy and gained 6/9 vision on the last follow-up.
|Figure 1: Anterior segment photograph in diffuse illumination (a) and retro-illumination (b) showing contraction of the anterior capsulorhexis margin, giving the appearance of a snowman. The visual axis is obscured, with radiating folds in the anterior capsule extending to the equator|
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| Conclusion|| |
Anterior capsular phimosis is a late complication of cataract surgery which can lead to significant decrease in final visual acuity. One must identify the risk factors associated with this condition and avoid making small capsulorhexis to prevent such complication.
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