Surgical management of posterior lenticonus

B. D. Simons, H. W. Flynn

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Purpose. To present the history, surgical management, and outcome of a case of unilateral lenticonus in a child. Me t hods. A 7 year old child with posterior lenticonus and 2/200 vision OD with a normal fellow eye underwent a pars plana lensectomy, vitrectomy and posterior capsulectomy with preservation of the anterior capsule OD. A 7.0 mm optic posterior chamber intraocular lens (PC IOL) was inserted into the sulcus between the iris and residual anterior capsule. Following surgery, the patient was mai itained on a 3 hours per day regimen of patching OS. Results. At one year fc llow-up, the best-corrected visual acuity was 20/40 in the right eye. Conciiisiong, This patient with unilateral lenticonus was successfully managed b; pars plana lensectomy, vitrectomy and posterior capsulectomy, by placement cf a 7.0 mm sulcus-positioned PC IOL, and by a postoperative pan-time patchinj, regimen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S109
JournalInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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