PURPOSE: To report the management and outcome of cataract surgery and intraocular lens placement in a child with unilateral posterior lenticonus. METHODS: Case report. A 7-year-old boy with a best-corrected visual acuity of RE, 20/200, posterior lenticonus, and cataract underwent a pars plana lensectomy, vitrectomy, posterior chamber intraocular lens insertion into the ciliary sulcus, and central anterior capsulotomy. RESULT: At 2 years of follow-up, best-corrected visual acuity was RE, 20/40. CONCLUSION: This technique allowed complete removal of the opaque posterior lenticonus plaque while preserving the peripheral anterior capsule for sulcus fixation of the posterior chamber intraocular lens.
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