Ectopia lentis

Dr Craig Hacking and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Ectopia lentis refers to subluxation or dislocation of the lens of the eye 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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    Case 5: post trauma on right
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    Case 6
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