Floriform cataract

      A 6-year-old girl presented with decreased vision in the right eye detected during a school-screening program. The best-corrected visual acuity was 20/120 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left eye. On retro-illumination, there were petal-shaped opacities arranged in a flower-like pattern. Prominent embryonic suture lines separating the petals completed the “floriform” pattern. A peripheral circular zone of lenticular haze with a few spokes or “riders” was also present. She was diagnosed as having a floriform cataract, a rare subtype of congenital cataract with an autosomal dominant inheritance. Patient regained 20/40 vision in the affected eye after cataract surgery.
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