Congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) is referred to as the consequences of rubella infection in-utero. In India, it is assessed that about 50,000 children are diagnosed with congenital cataract every year. 25% cause of which is maternal rubella 1 In first trimester if mother gets contacted with the rubella virus it results in abortion, stillbirth or an infant born with CRS. Cataract is the commonest finding seen in eyes. Others included bilateral or unilateral microphthalmos, iris hypoplasia, cloudy cornea, rubella retinopathy, nystagmus, concomitant strabismus, primary optic atrophy, and bilateral dacryostenosis. Authors here would like to report a case of 4 month old baby with congenital cataract which was diagnosed with congenital rubella syndrome, baby was operated for lensectomy with anterior vitrectomy, was kept aphakic and was given spectacles to prevent amblyopia.
Key words: congenital cataract, congenital rubella syndrome, rubella.