Complete spontaneous crystalline lens dislocation into the anterior chamber with severe corneal endothelial cell loss

Motoko Kawashima, Tetsuya Kawakita, Jun Shimazaki

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report an unusual case of a spontaneously dislocated crystalline lens into the anterior chamber that was successfully treated. METHODS: A generally healthy 49-year-old woman with no history of trauma presented with a spontaneously dislocated crystalline lens into the anterior chamber accompanied by corneal endothelial cell loss. The crystalline lens was extracted intracapsularly after gentle separation from the corneal endothelium by using a viscoelastic material. RESULTS: Visual acuity remained at 20/16 from 1 day postoperatively, with little endothelial cell loss compared with preoperatively. CONCLUSIONS: A spontaneously dislocated crystalline lens into the anterior chamber with severe corneal endothelial cell loss was treated successfully by intracapsular extraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-489
Number of pages3
JournalCornea
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 1

Keywords

  • Anterior chamber
  • Corneal endothelium
  • Lens
  • Luxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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