Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Lamellar Cataract

Pavani Murthy Penugondla, Srinivasa S. Sastry, Sreenivasa P. Rao
Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Sree Netralaya Eye Hospital, Kothapet, Hyderabad

Corresponding Author:

Penugondla Pavani Murthy
(Cornea consultant)
Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery
SreeNetralaya Eye Hospital
SBI Colony, Kothapet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Email: murthy.pavani@gmail.com

Received: 04-FEB-2020

Accepted: 02-MAR-2020

Published Online: 09-OCT-2020

DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.579

Abstract
A 38-year-old male presented with complaints of decreased vision since childhood, which has been increasing in the past decade. Examination revealed a central lamellar cataract in both the eyes. 

Keywords :Lamellar, zonular, developmental cataract

Introduction
A 38-year-old male presented with complaints of decreased vision since childhood, which has been increasing in the past decade. Examination revealed a central lamellar cataract in both the eyes. Fundus was unremarkable. Post-op vision following cataract surgery was 20/30 in both eyes.
Lamellar/Zonular cataract is a developmental cataract, which can be acquired or inherited (autosomal dominant), Toxic insult during embryogenesis, calcium and vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy have also been reported as etiological causes. It is mostly bilateral and asymmetrical. Lamellae surrounding the fetal nucleus are involved with peripheral clear lamellae and radial riders.1,2 


Figure 1: Right eye showing the central lamellar cataract with radial riders

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