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2024
:7;
10
doi:
10.25259/LAJO_5_2024

Love-struck lens: A romantic twist in visual decline

Department of Ophthalmology, Aditi Eye Hospital, Dahod, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding author: Dhruval Ashok Khurana, Department of Ophthalmology, Aditi Eye Hospital, Dahod, Gujarat, India. dhruvkhurana1996@gmail.com

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How to cite this article: Khurana DA. Love-struck lens: A romantic twist in visual decline. Lat Am J Ophthalmol. 2024;7:10. doi: 10.25259/LAJO_5_2024

Abstract

A 54-year-old male with no systemic comorbidities presented with painless vision decline. Examination revealed age-related lens changes, notably a heart-shaped opacification in the right eye. Corrective glasses were prescribed.

Keywords

Cataract
Heart-shaped opacification
Lens changes

INTRODUCTION

Cataracts are a common cause of visual impairment worldwide, particularly in the elderly population. They typically present with a gradual onset of painless vision loss and can significantly impact daily activities. While cataracts are often associated with aging and systemic comorbidities such as diabetes or hypertension.[1] They can occasionally manifest as unique and incidental findings, as observed in the case presented here.

DISCUSSION

In this case, a 54-year-old male presented with painless and gradual deterioration of vision, without any known systemic comorbidities. Visual acuity assessment revealed impaired vision in both eyes, with age-related lens changes observed in the right eye. Notably, a distinct heart-shaped opacification [Figure 1] was noted in the right eye (denoted by a white arrow), representing a unique and incidental finding in this instance.

Heart shaped opacification was noted in the right eye (denoted by a white arrow).
Figure 1:
Heart shaped opacification was noted in the right eye (denoted by a white arrow).

CONCLUSION

In this case, a notable feature was the presence of a heart-shaped opacification within the lens of the right eye, which represented a unique aspect of the patient’s condition. Despite this distinctive finding, the patient was managed conservatively with prescription glasses for vision correction.

Ethical approval

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Declaration of patient consent

The authors certify that they have obtained all appropriate patient consent.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

Use of artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted technology for manuscript preparation

The authors confirm that there was no use of artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted technology for assisting in the writing or editing of the manuscript and no images were manipulated using AI.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

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