A pars plana approach for cataract surgery in posterior lenticonus

B. D. Simons, Jr Flynn

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)695-696
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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