Hassan Moutei, Meriem Abdellaoui
Received: 09 Apr 2019 - Accepted: 23 Jun 2019 - Published: 26 May 2020
Keywords: Cataract, congenital, amblyopia
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Cite this article: Hassan Moutei et al. Sutural cataract. Pan African Medical Journal. 2020;36:34. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2020.36.34.18792]
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Hassan Moutei1,&, Meriem Abdellaoui1
1Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Hassan ll, Fez, Morocco
Hassan Moutei, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Hassan ll, Fez, Morocco
Sutural cataract is uncommon crystalline opacities that affect Y-sutures of the fetal lens nucleus, which is usually congenital and hereditary with X-linked transmission. We report the clinical observation of a 26-year-old patient with no significant pathological history, who consults for a decrease in bilateral progressive visual acuity. The ophthalmologic examination of both eyes found visual acuity at 8/10, the examen of the anterior segment found a clear cornea with Y-shaped crystalline opacities, the examen of the post segment is without abnormality (Figure 1). Therapeutically, the sutural cataract is not very progressive, and rarely require intervention because the effects on the vision are minimal. An optical correction by telescope was prescribed to this patient, with an improvement of the visual acuity at the level of both eyes at 10/10.
Figure 1: slit lamp photograph that shows a bilateral sutural cataract