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Man Developed a Star Shaped Cataract After Receiving a Punch in the Eye

by Raja Nandhini on April 6, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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 Man Developed a Star Shaped Cataract After Receiving a Punch in the Eye

A 55-year-old man who visited the hospital following deteriorating eyesight was diagnosed with cataract.

Dr Mark Fromer, an ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said that the cataract was developed as a result of a punch he received in the eye nine months ago. The cataract was in the shape of a start, which according to the doctors was beautiful to look at.

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The man was treated using a procedure, phacoemulsification, which uses ultra sound waves to break up the opaque part and vacuum to remove the debris. The lense was then replaced with an artificial one.

The eye is very susceptible to develop cataract when hit forcefully by some object.

Source: Medindia
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