Imerslund-Gr€asbeck syndrome with developmental cataract

Kamath, Sumana J and *, Amruthavalli and Bhat, Kamalakshi G. and Kandula, Pooja (2017) Imerslund-Gr€asbeck syndrome with developmental cataract. JCRS Online Case Reports, 5 (4). pp. 67-68.

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An 18-year-old girl was referred to the ophthalmology department with diminution of vision in both eyes of 1-year duration. Imerslund-Gr€asbeck syndrome was diagnosed. On examination, anterior polar cataract and posterior subcapsular opacification were present in the right eye and posterior subcapsular opacification was present in the left eye. The rest of the anterior segment was unremarkable in both eyes. Congenital and other systemic associations were ruled out for the lenticular opacity. In the Imerslund-Gr€asbeck syndrome, cobalamin deficiency is associated with proteinuria. Low vitamin B12 levels result in high plasma homocysteine levels, which is a potential biomarker of oxidative damage and cataractogenic stressor. Screening and regular follow-up of these cases can result in early detection of cataract and improvement of the visual acuity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Imerslund Grasbeck Syndrome Developmental Cataract
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Ophthalmology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 05:58
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 05:58

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