Lens dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk


Admitted post-head trauma. Headache and right-sided vision loss.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Right lens in 9 o'clock position consistent with lens dislocation. 

Left frontopatietal subarachnoid hemorrhage and right temporal haemorragic contusion. 



Spot image demonstrating right lens in 9 o'clock position (red arrow).

Case Discussion

Ectopia lentis is most commonly seen in patients after a head injury, like in this case. 

Other causes and associations include systemic disorders such as Ehlers-Danlos, homocystinuria or Marfan syndrome.

In cases of multiple intracranial abnormalities, pathologies involving the lenses may be easily missed.

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Case information

rID: 52852
Published: 22nd Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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