|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 217
Asteroid in the anterior chamber
Vaibhav Khanna1, Koshal Dani1, Kanika Chhabra2
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India
2 Vitreo-Retina, Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry, India
|Date of Submission||18-May-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||12-Jun-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||14-Sep-2020|
Dr. Vaibhav Khanna
Aravind Eye Hospital, Puducherry - 605 007
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Khanna V, Dani K, Chhabra K. Asteroid in the anterior chamber. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2020;58:217
A 61-year-old male presented for routine eye examination; best-corrected visual acuity was 6/6 p, N6 in both eyes. Slit-lamp examination of the right eye revealed the presence of asteroid in the anterior chamber, well-centered posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) in the sulcus, nasally crumpled posterior capsular flap and asteroid in the vitreous chamber [Figure 1]. Left eye examination was unremarkable. Past records revealed an eventful right eye cataract surgery 1 month back, for which an automated anterior vitrectomy was done and three-piece rigid IOL was placed in sulcus.
|Figure 1: (a) Asteroid in the anterior chamber, (b) nasal posterior capsular rent with asteroid in the posterior segment|
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Asteroid in the eye is an uncommon finding (1%–2%);, examining physician should be aware of this entity as asteroid in the anterior chamber can mimic an intraocular tumor, metastasis, or endophthalmitis. Careful history taking, past surgery records, and investigations are necessary to rule out each condition mimicking asteroid.
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