Ectopia lentis

Dr Vikas Shah and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Ectopia lentis refers to subluxation or dislocation of the lens secondary to dysfunction or disruption of zonular fibres. 

Pathology

Aetiology

Marfan syndrome, homocystinuria and Weill-Marchesania account for 95% of cases 3

Treatment and prognosis

Complications

An anterior dislocation/subluxation carries greater complications than a posterior one. Such complications include:

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Article information

rID: 1257
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dislocation of the lens
  • Lens dislocation
  • Lens subluxation
  • Subluxation of the lens

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Cases and figures

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    Case 1: ultrasound
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    Displaced lens
    Case 2: from trauma
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    Case 3: on right
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    Case 4: on left
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    Case 5: post trauma on right
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    Case 6
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