Ectopia lentis

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



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

Treatment and prognosis


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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